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Western Southwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
35-24 7-3 W1
33-25 7-3 L2
25-33 2-8 L2
20-38 2-8 L2
11-48 1-9 L5

2023 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 25.5 10.8 68.1 8.0 1.5

Top Daniel Gafford News

  • Mavericks' Daniel Gafford: Moves to second unit

    Gafford will come off the bench for Thursday's game against the Suns, Grant Afseth of reports.

    The Mavericks are rolling with Dereck Lively as their starting center, but this position battle could be fluid. It's very possible that this turns into a timeshare at the center position.

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  • Mavericks' Daniel Gafford: Posts double-double in win

    Gafford produced 10 points (5-7 FG), 10 rebounds, two assists and one block over 23 minutes during Wednesday's 116-93 victory over San Antonio.

    Gafford was efficient from the field and needed just 23 minutes to record a double-double. Gafford is averaging 15.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game since changing teams, and he will remain valuable in fantasy as long as he maintains his starting role -- a situation that might get tricky now that Dereck Lively is back following a nose injury.

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  • Mavericks' Daniel Gafford: Shines against former team

    Gafford closed with 16 points (7-13 FG, 2-3 FT), 17 rebounds, two assists, five blocks and two steals across 24 minutes during Monday's 112-104 victory over Washington.

    Gafford faced the Wizards for the first time since being traded, and the big man feasted against his former team, delivering a massive double-double and filling the stat sheet admirably. This was Gafford's first start with Dallas since being acquired before the deadline, and it wouldn't be surprising if he stays in this role moving forward, especially with Dereck Lively (nose) still sidelined.

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  • Mavericks' Daniel Gafford: Starts in revenge game

    Gafford is in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Washington, Mark Followill of Bally Sports Southwest reports.

    Gafford gets his first start with the Mavericks against his former team, four days after Washington traded him to Dallas. He is joined by fellow new addition P.J. Washington in the Mavericks' starting lineup Monday, with Derrick Jones and Maxi Kleber heading to the bench while Dereck Lively (nose) remains inactive.

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  • Mavericks' Daniel Gafford: Impresses in debut

    Gafford supplied 19 points (7-11 FG, 5-6 FT), nine rebounds and one block across 17 minutes during Saturday's 146-111 win over Oklahoma City.

    Gafford played 17 minutes off the bench, falling just one rebound short of a double-double. In his first game for the Mavericks, Gafford immediately endeared himself to the fans with his hustle and tenacity on both ends of the floor. While it remains to be seen just what his role will look like when the team is healthy, he is worth holding in all standard leagues for now.

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  • Mavericks' Daniel Gafford: Coming off bench Saturday

    Gafford isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game versus the Thunder, Grant Afseth of reports.

    Gafford will make his Mavericks debut Saturday against the Thunder. However, Gafford will likely be eased into the rotation and should serve as the backup center to Maxi Kleber, with Dereck Lively (nose) being ruled out again.

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  • Mavericks' Daniel Gafford: Suiting up Saturday

    Gafford (recently traded) is available for Saturday's game versus the Thunder, Grant Afseth of reports.

    Gafford was traded from the Wizards to the Mavericks on Thursday. While the 25-year-old big man sat out against the Knicks, he is set to make his Dallas debut on Saturday. With Dereck Lively (nose) out and Maxi Kleber (toe) questionable, Gafford will likely enter the starting lineup versus the Thunder.

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  • Mavericks' Daniel Gafford: Dealt to Dallas

    The Mavericks acquired Gafford from the Wizards on Thursday in exchange for Richaun Holmes and a 2024 first-round draft pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Gafford is amid the best season of his career, averaging 10.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 26.5 minutes. He's started all 45 of his appearances this season, but that may change in Dallas. Rookie Dereck Lively has proven to be effective at center, so pulling him from the starting group is probably unnecessary. However, the deal could ultimately create a near minutes split between the two, which could damage the fantasy value of both players.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Double-double against Cavs

    Gafford totaled 14 points (7-12 FG), 13 rebounds, four blocks and one steal across 35 minutes during Wednesday's 114-106 loss to Cleveland.

    The fifth-year center won his individual battle with Jarrett Allen on the night, even if the Wizards lost the war. The double-double was Gafford's fourth in the last six games and ninth of the season, leaving him one short of the career-high 10 he recorded in 2022-23. Over that six-game stretch, he's averaging 12.8 points, 11.3 boards, 2.2 blocks, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals while shooting 66.0 percent from the floor.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Top rebounder in double-double

    Gafford produced 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-4 FT), 14 rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal over 32 minutes during Friday's 110-102 loss to the Heat.

    Gafford led all Wizards in rebounds while adding a pair of assists and ending as one of five players with a double-digit point total in a double-double performance. Gafford, who has started in every game he has played in this season, has hauled in 10 or more rebounds in 10 games, finishing with a double-double in eight of those outings. He has now posted a double-double in three of his last four appearances.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Fills stat sheet Monday

    Gafford had 16 points (6-8 FG, 4-8 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals across 28 minutes during Monday's 118-113 win over the Spurs.

    Gafford missed just two shots from the field and delivered his second consecutive double-double -- the first time he accomplished that feat in back-to-back appearances in 2023-24. The big man has also scored in double digits in five straight outings, and he's making his presence felt, both in real life and fantasy, despite holding a secondary role in the Wizards' offensive scheme.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Spins up double-double in win

    Gafford closed with 15 points (7-10 FG, 1-2 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist and three steals over 28 minutes during Saturday's 118-104 victory over Detroit.

    Some speculated that Gafford's usage would suffer with Marvin Bagley's addition to the roster, but the Arkansas product still has a firm hold on the starting job. Saturday marked Gafford's first double-double since returning from a two-game absence. With only six double-doubles this season, it's a milestone we shouldn't expect often from Gafford, whose fantasy impact is limited by the team's overall struggles.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Reclaims starting role

    Gafford is in the starting lineup Sunday against Denver.

    Gafford's slots back in with the starters following a two-game absence due to a concussion. The 25-year-old is averaging 9.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 30.0 minutes across his last five appearances.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Clears concussion protocol

    Gafford (concussion) is cleared to play Sunday against Denver.

    Gafford missed two contests due to a concussion, but he was removed from the injury report Sunday. He'll return to a Washington frontcourt featuring the offensively rejuvenating Marvin Bagley, potentially setting up a timeshare at center moving forward.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 234 lbs
Birthplace: El Dorado, AR
Age: 25
School: Arkansas
Experience: 4