News: Ellis (calf) is "very doubtful" for Sunday's game against the Pacers, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: Ellis missing the game would end a 237-games played streak, an impressive streak of health. Devin Harris would get the start with Ellis out. Ellis' next opportunity to play would come Wednesday against the Thunder.
News: Parsons scored just nine points in 35 minutes of action Friday against the Spurs.
Impact: Parsons has been rather disappointing of late, averaging just 12.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.4 three-pointers made over the last five games. He's still worth owning in standard leagues -- however, owners should consider him a low-end player with decent scoring potential at best.
News: Nowitzki posted seven points, five rebounds, four assists, and one block in 29 minutes of action Friday against the Spurs.
Impact: Nowitzki is averaging just 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game over the last five contests. The veteran is gearing up for the NBA Playoffs, and as a result, his value for the fantasy playoffs takes a hit. Still, he's worth owning in standard leagues. However, owners shouldn't expect him to carry teams the way he once could.
News: Head coach Rick Carlisle said following Friday's loss to the Spurs that Ellis was removed from the game due to a right calf injury, according to the Mavericks' official website.
Impact: Carlisle added that Ellis was sore after Friday's game, but neither coach nor team are certain of the extent of Ellis' injury. Expect more news regarding Ellis' status to become available before Dallas' next game Sunday in Indiana.
News: Ellis will not return to Friday's game against the Spurs due to a lower right leg injury suffered in the third quarter, according to the Mavericks' official website.
Impact: While the Mavericks are officially calling Ellis' setback a lower-leg injury, it appeared he was dealing with some sort of pain in his knee. The extent of Ellis' injury is uncertain, so consider him questionable for Dallas' next game Sunday against the Pacers.
News: Ellis is doubtful to return to Friday's game agains the Spurs due to a knee injury, The Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: Ellis tweaked his knee in the third quarter of Friday's game and was able to limp off the court, but it appears he will not return to action. Expect an update on Ellis' status as more details become available.
News: Jefferson (back) will play Friday against the Spurs, according to the Mavericks' official website.
Impact: Jefferson left Tuesday's game after experiencing back spasms, but the soreness will not prevent him from taking the court Friday night. He played at least 30 minutes in four straight games from Feb. 25 through Mar. 5, but he has not topped 23 minutes in a game since Mar. 6.
News: Jefferson (back) says he'll try to play Friday against the Spurs, Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.
Impact: Jefferson left Tuesday's game due to back spasms, and though he did not participate in Friday's shootaround, he told reporters he'll try to play through the discomfort. The veteran has been an integral rotational player this season but he hasn't been a valuable fantasy contributor.
News: Barea (ankle) said he hopes to return Sunday against Indiana, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.
Impact: Barea will be held out of Friday's game against San Antonio, but he said he hopes to be back on the court Sunday in Indiana, depending upon how much his ankle improves over the next two days. Expect Devin Harris and Raymond Felton to handle backup point guard duties behind Rajon Rondo.