2. Dud - Grant Williams
One of two players who went down with an ankle injury, Grant Williams' inclusion as a dud has as much to do with an unfortunate injury as it does with his poor performance.
Although the injury was described as mild, by head coach Jason Kidd, it's another spell of bad luck for Dallas. The Mavericks are still without Maxi Kleber, and two other contributors had just returned. Dallas guards Kyrie Irving and Josh Green missed 12 games apiece before returning to the court within the past week.
Before Williams' injury, he had failed to contribute much against the Blazers. The former Celtic scored two points, making just one of two shot attempts. He failed to attempt a 3-pointer for the first time all season.
In just 15 minutes of game time, Williams recorded two fouls and three turnovers, the second-highest mark on the Mavs.
Wednesday night marked Williams' fourth time coming off the bench this season. In a relegated role with the second unit, Williams has only averaged 5.3 points in 22.4 minutes per game.
Williams began the season on a hot streak. He averaged 12.3 points and shot 45 percent after the first three contests. Since then, his play has steadily declined.
Although Williams is still a fantastic leader, stout defender, and capable spot-up shooter, it's likely he won't regain his spot in the starting lineup anytime soon. And the ankle injury certainly doesn't help.