Dallas Mavericks: Grading Dorian Finney-Smith’s 2019-2020 season

Dallas Mavericks Dorian Finney-Smith (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks, Dorian Finney-Smith
Dallas Mavericks Dorian Finney-Smith Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks offense: Dorian Finney-Smith

Finney-Smith had the best offensive season of his career. He averaged 9.3 points, 2.0 offensive rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 3-pointers made in 29.7 minutes per game. DFS shot 46.8 percent from the field and 37.4 percent on his threes.

The 3-point shooting was an incredible increase. His previous career-high was 31.1 percent. What helped was he took 3.3 wide open treys per game NBA Stats. Finney-Smith hit those at 39.6 percent.

The 27-year-old is also an outstanding offensive rebounder. His two per game ranked 25th in the NBA. At 6’7, Finney-Smith was the shortest player in that top 25.

Finney-Smith is a catch and shoot player. The Mavericks are not running plays for him. He needs to be able to hit open jumpers. Finney-Smith performed fantastically in his role this season.

The advanced metrics were strong too. Finney-Smith finished 55th by producing 2.9 offensive win shares this season. He was 107th in offensive box score plus-minus. Finney-Smith ranked 134th in FiveThirtyEight’s offensive RAPTOR.

Offensive grade: A-

Finney-Smith performed well in his role. He is never going to be the leading scorer on an NBA team. The fact that DFS knocked down his open shots and grabbed offensive rebounds earned him an A-minus for the 2019-2020 season so far.

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