Today the Mavericks announced that Wesley Matthews, J.J. Barea, and Dirk Nowitzki would all miss tonight’s game versus the Rockets. The result is that there are going to be loads of minutes and usage available for other players.
Yogi Ferrell (3900 DK, 3900 FD), Doug McDermott (3500 DK, 3500 FD), and Harrison Barnes (6300 DK, 6800 FD): With Matthews and Barea out, that leaves just shy of 60 guard minutes a game to distribute among other players. With Devin Harris traded from the team, the guard rotation looks to be McDermott, Ferrell, and Smith starting, with Collinsworth being the only other wing to regularly get minutes this season. I expect Barnes to get extra minutes filling in as a wing since the Mavs have more back court depth today, and he will get a lot of extra usage with several high usage players out. Probability of top 3 positional value: Ferrell: 41.5% DK, 56.65% FD, McDermott 34.7% DK, 58.85% FD, Barnes 39.6% DK, 55.1% FD.