News: James officially signed with the Mavericks for the rest of the season Tuesday, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.
Impact: The Mavs made it clear more than a week ago that James would remain with the team through the rest of the season, but the deal did not become official until Tuesday. James, who started Monday in place of Tyson Chandler, has appeared in five games, averaging 4.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in 17.4 minutes.
News: Rondo scored 19 points (9-15 FG, 1-1 3Pt) with five rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes during Monday's win over the Pelicans.
Impact: He continues to have trouble racking up assists with the Mavs, but this was Rondo's best scoring effort since returning from his facial injuries. He remains a shell of the fantasy player he was with the Celtics, however.
News: Jefferson scored 16 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with five rebounds and a block in 34 minutes during Monday's win over the Pelicans.
Impact: It's his best scoring effort since mid-January, but with Chandler Parsons (ankle) due to return to action any day now, what little fantasy value Jefferson currently has will evaporate along with his starting role.
News: James will get the start at center Monday against the Pelicans, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.
Impact: James played only five minutes in Monday's loss to Brooklyn, but he'll be inserted into the starting five with Tyson Chandler sidelined. As a result, J.J. Barea will shift back to the bench. James, provided he sees significant minutes, could be a decent source of rebounds, but he's not likely to provide much else in terms of counting stats.
News: Parsons (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Pelicans, the Star-Telegram's Dwain Price reports.
Impact: He will miss his fifth straight game with an ankle injury Monday, and is a pretty risky play this week in weekly leagues. Look for Richard Jefferson to get the start Monday, with Al-Farouq Aminu seeing plenty of run off the bench. Consider Parsons day-to-day.
News: Chandler (hip) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Pelicans, the Star-Telegram's Dwain Price reports.
Impact: The Mavs started Dirk Nowitzki at center in their previous game against an undersized Nets team, so it's difficult to speculate on how they will handle Monday's contest. Richard Jefferson, Al-Farouq Aminu and Amare Stoudemire should all see extended run as the Mavs will likely look to play small ball for most of the night. Consider Chandler day-to-day.
News: Chandler and Chandler Parsons will miss Monday night's game against New Orleans because of injuries, leaving the Mavericks without two of their frontcourt starters for the second straight game. Chandler has a bruised left hip that kept him out of Saturday's loss to Brooklyn.
Impact: Coach Rick Carlisle said Monday he was optimistic both could return when Dallas plays three games in four nights on the West Coast starting with Portland on Thursday night. The 7-1 Chandler leads the Mavericks with 25 double-doubles and is an important defensive presence around the basket.