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Dallas Mavericks: Dorian Finney-Smith is on a bargain contract

Dallas Mavericks Dorian Finney-Smith (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dorian Finney-Smith (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks have Dorian Finney-Smith on one of the best bargain contracts

The Dallas Mavericks spent significantly in the 2019 offseason. The plan was to reshape their roster around their two stars. The Mavs added pieces, locked up Kristaps Porzingis, and retaining their own free agents. The contract handed out to Dorian Finney-Smith immediately stuck out.

The 27-year-old went undrafted in 2016 but cracked the Mavs rotation as a rookie. His minutes steadily increased every season. Heading into free agency, Doe-Doe had started 26 games while averaging 24.5 minutes per on the season. His perimeter defense was important to the Mavs.

Dallas had the right to match any offer, but it was shocking when they signed him to a three-year deal worth $12 million total. 3-and-D wings often get $10 million a season on the open market. Fans can go back in time and read our instant grade for the signing here.

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Finney-Smith took the bargain to another level this season. He became an unquestioned starter. Doe-Doe’s biggest improvement came in his shooting. He hit 37.4 percent from 3-point range which transformed him into a player every team covets.

Dallas Mavericks signed Dorian Finney-Smith to second-best free agent contract

John Hollinger of The Athletic ranked the best bargain free agent signings (subscription required). Finney-Smith checked in a number two on his list. He has $8 million left on the deal, and Hollinger projects DFS will produce over $20 million in surplus-value.

Finney-Smith’s contract is important for the Mavericks as they attempt to make the leap into title contention. Fans can read more about that topic here.

Expect Doe-Doe to play an important role during the season’s restart in Orlando. The Mavs will be asking him to lock down the opposition’s best scorer every game. His success coupled with him continuing to shooting well will be key for Dallas to make a deep playoff run. Stay tuned to see how it all shakes at Disney World.

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