The Dallas Mavericks had an eventful and surprising trade deadline day that featured a Kristaps Porzingis trade to the Washington Wizards. They got Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans back in the deal that helped the Mavs fill their shot creation void.
The Mavs were not done as they reached a four-year extension with Dorian Finney-Smith. It was reported it is a $52 million deal that will keep him in Dallas until 2026 by Shams Charania. Doe-Doe could reach a maximum extension of four years and $55 million, and ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reported the new deal is in that range. Fans may not know the final figures for sure, but it is fantastic that Finney-Smith will stay in Dallas.
Locking up Dorian Finney-Smith keeps the strong 3-and-D wing around Luka Doncic for the next four years. The Mavs moved off Kristaps Porzingis’ max contract on Thursday afternoon but added $34 million in salary for next season by acquiring Dinwiddie and Bertans. Dallas will need to make moves in the offseason if they want to avoid the tax, and they still have to pay Jalen Brunson.
Dallas Mavericks sign Dorian Finney-Smith to a four-year extension
The Mavs needed to keep Finney-Smith in Dallas because they had no way of replacing him this summer if he left in free agency. There is no worry of the now, and Doe-Doe is outplaying his current contract and extension numbers.
Jalen Brunson is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, and the Mavericks need to find a new deal for him. It is unlikely to come until the offseason because he can only sign a four-year $55 million deal, and the fourth-year guard has outplayed that number this season.
It was a franchise-altering day for the Dallas Mavericks. They re-signed an important starter in Dorian Finney-Smith and moved away from Kristaps Porzingis. Dallas is building around Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson, and Dorian Finney-Smith moving forward. Can they make their roster a title contender in the offseason? Fans should expect more moves this summer, so stay tuned.