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Mavericks are basically sitting everyone against Hawks


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It's a shame for the Mavericks this game wasn't postponed due to weather. They'll go ahead and sit most of their veterans for this game.

Chandler Parsons is still out with an ankle injury and Rajon Rondo was suspended Wednesday afternoon for "conduct detrimental to the team." The Mavericks have now announced that Amar'e Stoudemire will sit due to rest and Tyson Chandler will not play with a hip contusion.

Dirk Nowitzki has not been ruled out yet, but it doesn't make much sense for him to play. We'll update this post if news does come out that he is sitting.

Monta Ellis is the lone starter who will likely play, simply because he is very stubborn when it comes to sitting games. Hopefully Carlisle will keep his minutes low and Ellis can still maintain his consecutive games played streak, currently over 200 game.

My analysis? This won't be a pretty game, but it's in the best interest of everyone going forward.