Dallas Mavericks news: Dennis Smith Jr.’s third year option and more

Dallas Mavericks Dennis Smith Jr. Dorian Finney-Smith Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dennis Smith Jr. Dorian Finney-Smith Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks have plenty of news from Oct. 15 including picking up the third-year contract option for Dennis Smith Jr. and more.

The Dallas Mavericks made an easy front office decision on Monday.  The team decided to exercise their third year option on Dennis Smith Jr.’s contracts.  Smith Jr. is coming off a second-team All-Rookie season where he averaged over 15 points and five assists per game.  The front office likely did not even think twice about the decision.

Carlisle heaps praise on DFS

Dorian Finney-Smith played well this preseason and looks to be in line to start the Mavericks regular season opener with Harrison Barnes sidelined.  The improvements in Finney-Smith’s game have been evident.  Coach Carlisle gave him some props to the press on Monday.  Below is a quote from Carlisle courtesy of Dwain Price.

That is massive praise and should have fans believing that DFS is in line for significant minutes even when Barnes and Dirk return.  Finney-Smith could be in line for a breakout season, so keep an eye on his performance as a starter on Wednesday against the Suns.

Jordan on missing Barnes and Nowitzki

DeAndre Jordan met with the media on Monday as well.  He talked about the Dallas Cowboys and the Mavs without Barnes and Dirk.  Below is a quote from his interview courtesy of Dwain Price.

The impact of those two players being out will be felt in every game they miss this season.

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Mavericks news and notes from around the web

Mavs pick up third-year option on Dennis Smith Jr.’s contract [Mavs.com- Dwain Price]

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