Dereck Lively

Dereck Lively

20-Year-Old CenterC
Dallas Mavericks
2023 Fantasy Outlook
After a successful high school career as a five-star recruit, Lively committed to Duke. During his lone freshman season, the center averaged 5.2 points on 65.8 percent shooting, 5.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 2.4 blocks in 20.6 minutes while starting 24 of 34 appearances. He was named to both the ACC All-Freshman Team and ACC All-Defensive Team. Lively demonstrated at Duke that he's capable of being an easy lob target and defensive anchor with his long wingspan, and he may settle into a role as a traditional pick-and-roll big. He's mobile enough to guard some on the perimeter, which can be useful as part of a switching scheme or when things break down and he ends up guarding a ballhandler. The center is also a willing passer, but that probably won't come in handy on a Mavericks team run by Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. There's a big man log jam in Dallas, but it's not particularly talented. Lively should have an opportunity to jump into a role if he can prove to be as effective as Dwight Powell, Richaun Holmes, JaVale McGee or Maxi Kleber. It's unlikely he'll do enough as a rookie to warrant rostering in fantasy, but he's worth keeping an eye on. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $9.79 million contract with the Mavericks in July of 2023. Contract includes $5.25 million team option for 2025-26.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

After a successful high school career as a five-star recruit who won Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year and was invited to the McDonald's All-American game, Jordan Brand Classic and Nike Hoop Summit in 2022, Dereck Lively II committed to Duke. During his lone freshman season, the center averaged 5.2 points on 65.8 percent shooting, 5.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 2.4 blocks in 20.6 minutes while starting 24 of 34 appearances. He was named to both the ACC All-Freshman Team and ACC All-Defensive Team, with Lively recording at least five blocks on five occasions, and Duke won its conference tournament. Lively demonstrated at Duke that he's capable of being an easy lob target and defensive anchor with his long wingspan, and he may settle into a role as a traditional pick-and-roll big. He's mobile enough to guard some on the perimeter, which can be useful as part of a switching scheme or when things break down and he ends up guarding a ballhandler. The center is also a willing passer and could find cutters or three-point shooters in a system with heavy off-ball movement. A team thin at center could draft Lively to compete for a backup big role, so the Duke product may have an opportunity to see meaningful action out of the gate. Longer term, he could develop into a starter, especially if he blocks shots as expected and finds a point guard with great touch throwing alley-oops. His NBA comparison could vary based on how a team uses him, but there are shades of Nick Richards, Nic Claxton and Willie Cauley-Stein.

Posts double-double in Game 3 loss
CDallas Mavericks
June 13, 2024
Lively finished with 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-1 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 106-99 loss to Boston in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
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Lively was limited to just two points in Games 1 and 2, respectively, but he bounced back in this one, and the rookie posted his first double-double since the team's May 18 win over the Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals. The rookie was able to make an impact without Kristaps Porzingis (lower leg) on the court, and Lively will aim to be a factor in Game 4 on Friday, where the Mavericks need a win to keep the series alive.
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How does Dereck Lively compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
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True Shooting %
72.8%
 
Effective Field Goal %
74.7%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
0.7%
 
Free Throw Rate
27.4%
 
Offensive Rebound %
11.5%
 
Defensive Rebound %
20.5%
 
Total Rebound %
16.0%
 
Assist %
6.4%
 
Steal %
1.2%
 
Block %
5.2%
 
Turnover %
11.2%
 
Usage %
12.7%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
23.9
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
1.0
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Surprised by his success
CDallas Mavericks
June 2, 2024
Lively admitted he's surprised he has become a major contributor on a Mavericks team that's slated to play in the 2024 NBA Finals, per Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News. "None of us expected this," Lively said. "They expected me to come to the Dallas Mavericks and learn. That's what I did. I don't think they expected me to learn this much this quick."
ANALYSIS
Lively has been one of Dallas' biggest weapons off the bench during the current playoff run. He was at his best during the Western Conference Finals against the Timberwolves, where the rookie out of Duke averaged 9.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 blocks in 22.0 minutes across his four appearances while shooting a combined 16-for-16 from the field. He's making 66.7 percent of his shots in the playoffs, and his size could be a huge weapon against the Celtics' frontcourt.
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Muted impact in Finals
CDallas Mavericks
June 10, 2024
Lively registered two points (1-3 FG) and seven rebounds across 19 minutes during Sunday's 105-98 loss to the Celtics in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
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Productive in return
CDallas Mavericks
May 31, 2024
Lively posted nine points (3-3 FG, 3-6 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and three blocks over 25 minutes during Thursday's 124-103 win over Minnesota in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.
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Available to play Thursday
CDallas Mavericks
May 30, 2024
Lively (neck) is available for Thursday's Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Timberwolves.
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Present at shootaround
CDallas Mavericks
Neck
May 30, 2024
Lively (neck) was present at the Mavericks' morning shootaround but remains questionable for Thursday's matchup with the Timberwolves in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, Grant Afseth of SI.com reports.
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Considered game-time decision
CDallas Mavericks
Neck
May 30, 2024
Lively (neck) is considered a game-time decision for Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Timberwolves on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
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