Why Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith is underrated: 2. Sacrifice
Finney-Smith is the type of role player every team needs. He plays strong defense, knocks down open jumpers, and cuts for easy scorers. Doe-Doe knows his role and tries to maximize his production in it.
That also means Finney-Smith sacrifices for the team. Fans saw what he can do against the Utah Jazz when they decided to match up Rudy Gobert on him and let their Defensive Player of the Year roam. See Doe-Doe fly past Gobert for a dunk below.https://videos.nba.com/nba/pbp/media/2021/04/05/0022000764/331/93f927a4-0afe-1d92-e6de-ad361c2a4484_1280x720.mp4
Finney-Smith finished with 23 points, six rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block against the Jazz on April 5. He was eight of 17 from the field and hit five 3-pointers in his 34 minutes of action.
The Mavericks are at their best with Luka Doncic running the offense and creating open looks for his teammates. Dorian Finney-Smith stands out in his role as a shooter and floor spacer, but he could do more. The 27-year-old is underrated because he is willing to do anything to help the team win. He scores most of his points off threes, putbacks, or hustle plays. The Mavs need that energy and shooting to be successful.
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