Ranking the Dallas Mavericks best trade chips heading into the offseason
Dallas Mavericks best trade chips: 4. Dorian Finney-Smith
Dorian Finney-Smith signed an incredibly team-friendly contract in 2019 before his career-year. The 27-year-old took a massive step forward with his shooting by connecting on 37.6 percent from 3-point range this season. That allowed him to move into the starting five and set new career-highs in minutes, points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and 3-pointers made per game.
Finney-Smith is set to make just $4 million in each of the next two seasons. Fans should expect further improvements too. Finney-Smith gets plenty of open looks and is one of the Mavericks’ best defenders. He is officially in the coveted 3-and-D wing class. Finney-Smith also brings the versatility to play the four or five on offense and defend any player on the court.
Dallas could parlay his breakout season into a third star. Coupling the draft picks with Dorian Finney-Smith may be enough to net the Mavericks Victor Oladipo. That is the only type of deal they should be looking at because of Finney-Smith’s value to the team. The Mavs will not find another player making $4 million per season that is as impactful on the court.
Dorian Finney-Smith will have plenty of trade value this offseason, but he could be more valuable to the Dallas Mavericks.
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