Dallas Mavericks: Dorian Finney-Smith makes an impact every night

Dallas Mavericks Dorian Finney-Smith Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dorian Finney-Smith Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dorian Finney-Smith makes an impact for Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith has taken a massive leap forward this season. He was always an athletic defensive-minded presence for the team. Finney-Smith started hitting his jumpers at a high clip this season. He shot 37.4 percent from 3-point range. That unlocked a new level. It made Finney-Smith a starter and one of the Mavs’ most important players.

Hopefully, the 27-year-old can regain that form when the NBA’s hiatus ends. The league suspended play on March 11 because of the novel coronavirus. Some Mavericks players went months without being able to get shots up and practice. Shaking off that rust will be important as they head into the playoffs.

The league is still formulating its return plan. A vote to ratify it is expected next week. Until then, fans will just have to hold on to the hope that basketball will be back this summer. Plus, looking back at a few highlights never hurt.

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Dorian Finney-Smith can put on a show for the Dallas Mavericks

Finney-Smith’s counting numbers are not jaw-dropping. He averages 9.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game this season. That does not mean he cannot throw down the highlights, though. Check out a few of his best plays here.


Finney-Smith does make an impact every night. He takes on the responsibility of guarding the opposition’s best perimeter scorer. DFS cannot be left open either. That ability to space the floor and play stout defense helps the Mavericks win. For more on Finney-Smith’s production this season, check out his report card here.

Doe-Doe is not surprising other NBA teams anymore, but he is underrated by the casual fan. Blame it on the lack of numbers. Dorian Finney-Smith is going to be a key piece in the Dallas Mavericks’ success moving forward. Fans can bank on that.

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