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49-33 5-5 L1
41-41 4-6 W2
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2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 23.5 8.8 74.7 6.9 1.1
Post Season 19.0 3.0 33.3 4.0 0.0

Top Dereck Lively II News

  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Not listed on injury report

    Lively (knee) is not listed on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    Coach Jason Kidd said Friday that Lively was trending in the right direction and was on track to play in Sunday's series opener, so this is not entirely surprising, though it does boost the team's depth in the frontcourt. Lively should see decent minutes off the bench, although Daniel Gafford is expected to be the starting center, as was the case down the stretch in the regular season.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: On track to play Sunday

    Coach Jason Kidd said Friday that Lively (knee) is trending in the right direction and is on track to play in Sunday's Game 1 against the Clippers, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Lively missed the final eight regular-season games due to a right knee sprain but returned to full practices this week and has avoided a setback thus far. If available, the rookie will likely handle a backup role behind Daniel Gafford, but Lively has proven to be an excellent fit in Dallas and should still play around 20 minutes per game in the playoffs.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Full go at practice Tuesday

    Lively (knee) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, Grant Afseth of SI.com reports.

    Lively missed the final eight regular-season games due to a right knee sprain, but it looks like he'll have a chance to play in Dallas' opening-round series against the Clippers. However, the Mavericks still have a few days before they release their official injury report, and we won't get clarity on Lively's status until then.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Will miss rest of regular season

    Coach Jason Kidd said Wednesday that Lively (knee) is unlikely to play in any of the Mavericks' final three regular-season games, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    The rookie center still isn't practicing and has been sidelined since March 31 due to a right knee sprain. His status for the postseason remains unclear, but Lively will have extra time to rest and rehab if Dallas can win one more game and avoid the Play-In Tournament. He'll finish the regular season with averages of 8.8 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 1.1 assists and 0.7 steals in 23.5 minutes over 55 appearances while shooting 74.7 percent from the field and 50.6 percent from the free-throw line.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Could miss extended period

    Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd said Tuesday that Lively (knee) "could be out up two weeks," Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Lively had already been ruled out ahead of Tuesday's game at Golden State with right knee soreness, but the timeline provided by Kidd suggests that the rookie center could be in danger of missing the remainder of the regular season. For whatever length of time Lively is sidelined, Daniel Gafford could see a boost in playing time as the Mavericks' starting center, while Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell may also see expanded roles in Kidd's rotation.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Downgraded to out

    Lively (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Warriors.

    Lively will miss at least one game after suffering an in-game injury during Sunday's win over the Rockets. He's listed with knee soreness, and his next chance to suit up comes Thursday against Atlanta. In Lively's absence, Daniel Gafford and Maxi Kleber could see more minutes, but Dwight Powell should re-enter the rotation, as well.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Not present for shootaround

    Lively (knee/lower leg) was not present for the Mavericks' shootaround in advance of Tuesday's game against Golden State, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Lively drawing a questionable tag Monday was good news after suffering an in-game injury during Sunday's win over the Rockets, but his status remains in jeopardy for Tuesday's contest. Dallas is cruising on a seven-game winning streak but remains just 0.5 games ahead of the Pelicans for the fifth seed in the Western Conference, so Lively being unavailable would represent a sizable loss.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Questionable to play Tuesday

    Lively is questionable for Tuesday's game against Golden State due to right knee soreness.

    Lively was forced to exit Sunday's win over Houston in the first half after suffering a right leg injury, but he appears to have dodged any serious affliction. That being said, if he's unable to suit up Tuesday, Daniel Gafford could see an uptick from the 24.5 minute workload he has averaged across his last 10 appearances.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Won't return Sunday

    Lively is out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Rockets due to a right lower leg injury, Grant Afseth of SI.com reports.

    Lively suffered an injury to his leg in the second quarter and was ruled out for the rest of the game shortly after halftime. He concludes Sunday's contest with two points (1-1 FG), two rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 13 minutes. The severity of the injury isn't clear at this point, but it was reassuring that he was able to return to the bench and watch the remainder of the game. He should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game against the Warriors.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Efficient output off bench

    Lively chipped in 14 points (7-8 FG, 0-3 FT), eight rebounds and two blocks across 23 minutes during Sunday's 107-105 victory over the Nuggets.

    Lively made the most of his opportunities off the bench in this one, missing just one shot from the field, ending close to a double-double and making his mark on the defensive end as well. However, Lively will continue to have a hard cap on his upside if he continues to play off the bench, with Daniel Gafford and P.J. Washington currently starting in the frontcourt.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Close to double-double off bench

    Lively notched 12 points (6-8 FG), eight rebounds and two blocks across 20 minutes during Wednesday's 109-99 win over the Warriors.

    Lively missed just two shots from the field and came just two rebounds shy of recording a double-double despite logging just 20 minutes off the bench. Lively lost his starting role at the hands of Daniel Gafford, who's riding an unprecedented efficient stretch, but Lively should continue to see decent minutes off the bench. The move to a bench role certainly limits his fantasy upside going forward, though.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Thrashes Chicago

    Lively (personal) produced 22 points (11-12 FG), seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals across 20 minutes during Monday's 127-92 win over the Bulls.

    Back in action after a one-game absence due to a personal matter, Lively came off the bench for his second appearance in a row, but that didn't stop him and starter Daniel Gafford to feast on the opposing centers. Lively and Gafford combined for 42 points on 20-for-21 shooting from the field, while both centers swatted two shots apiece. Gafford played 23 minutes compared to LIvely's 20, but against subpar opponents, that's enough playing time for both to turn in useful lines.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Not on injury report

    Lively (personal) is absent from the Mavericks' injury report ahead of Monday's matchup with the Warriors.

    Lively missed Saturday's game against the Pistons for personal reasons. He rejoined Dallas for Sunday's practice, which means this progression in his status makes sense. Barring any unforeseen setback, the big man should be available for his usual workload.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Back at practice

    Lively (personal) rejoined the Mavericks for practice Sunday, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Lively missed Saturday's 142-124 win over the Pistons while tending to the personal matter, but his presence at practice a day later bodes well for his chances of playing Monday in Chicago. If available, Lively could be part of a messy three-man timeshare at center with Daniel Gafford and Maxi Kleber.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Listed out for personal reasons

    Lively (calf) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Pistons due to personal reasons.

    Lively appeared to suffer a calf issue late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's win over the Heat, but the injury doesn't appear on Dallas' official injury report. The rookie's next chance to suit up will come Monday in Chicago, while Daniel Gafford should start at center Saturday. Further clarity on Lively's status moving forward should surface over the weekend.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Exits late with leg injury

    Lively suffered an apparent calf injury late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's 114-108 win over the Heat, Grant Afseth of SI.com reports. He finished with four points (2-3 FG), two rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes before departing with 33.1 seconds remaining in the game.

    According to Afseth, Lively was struggling to put weight on his leg and limped to the bench when he checked out of the contest, but he looked to be walking around fine after the game. Afseth notes that Lively said he was kneed in the calf and will be re-evaluated Friday before the Mavericks determine his status for Saturday's game in Detroit. After starting in Dallas' last seven games, Lively came off the bench Thursday, but he still ended up seeing more minutes than his replacement in the lineup, Daniel Gafford (21).

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Moves to bench

    Lively will come off the bench for Thursday's game versus Miami, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    The Mavericks are rolling with Daniel Gafford as their starting center. Lively is coming off a disappointing showing against the Pacers on Tuesday in which he failed to score with just one rebound to his name in 16 minutes.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Plagued by foul trouble

    Lively finished Sunday's 120-116 loss to the 76ers with four points (2-3 FG), three rebounds and one block in 18 minutes.

    Lively picked up five fouls in his limited action, marking an uncharacteristic performance from the 20-year-old, who commits just 2.8 fouls per game on average. Coach Jason Kidd opted to lean on Maxi Kleber instead of Daniel Gafford with Lively hamstrung by fouls, but the rookie remains firmly atop the depth chart.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Listed as available for Sunday

    Lively (nose) is available for Sunday's game against the 76ers.

    Lively showed up on Dallas' injury report, but he's listed as available. The rookie has appeared in six straight games (five starts) since returning to action following a broken nose, averaging 8.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 19.2 minutes during that stretch.

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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Good to go Wednesday

    Lively (nose) is available for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

    As expected, Lively has been upgraded from probable to available and will suit up for a fifth straight contest. Over his last four appearances, Lively has averaged 6.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 17.3 minutes per game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 7-1, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 20
School: Duke
Experience: R