Dallas Mavericks: Grading Dorian Finney-Smith’s 2019-2020 season
Dallas Mavericks overall: Dorian Finney-Smith
Finney-Smith had a breakout season. He became a full-time starter and proved that he can be the 3-and-D option that the Mavericks need. DFS shot 37.4 percent from 3-point range and took on the toughest matchup every night.
Overall grade for the 2019-2020 season: A-
It was an outstanding 64 games from Finney-Smith so far. He filled his role and made the Mavs better. That earned him an A-minus for the year.
It will be interesting to see if Finney-Smith can continue hitting his 3-pointers. He made just 30.3 percent of his 512 attempts coming into this season. The percentage has improved every year, though. His ability to be at least a league-average shooter goes a significant way for the Mavericks.
Finney-Smith is a key component of the team’s future. He signed a three-year deal worth $12 million total last offseason. If he continues playing at the level he did this season, Finney-Smith is one of the underpaid players in the NBA not on a rookie contract. That is massive in allowing Dallas to improve their roster around Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.
Mavs fans know all about Dorian Finney-Smith, but he is one of the most underrated players. The 27-year-old will be a key role player in the team’s success. They are still building, and Finney-Smith continues to improve. Another reason why no team wants to face the Dallas Mavericks moving forward.