4 former Dallas Mavericks thriving elsewhere, 4 struggling this season

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5. Thriving: Dorian Finney-Smith

One of the most heartbreaking moments about last season was when the Dallas Mavericks traded wing Dorian Finney-Smith.

Finney-Smith built his career from the ground up in Dallas, and it hurt to see him go as he was one of the Mavs' best defenders and was a fan favorite during his entire tenure in Dallas. The Mavs ended up landing Kyrie Irving as part of the trade, and the trade looks as if it was worth it, but losing him was still a tough moment for fans.

Once Finney-Smith arrived in Brooklyn last season, he didn't play the best. He averaged 7.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game while shooting 30.8 percent from downtown.

But this season has been a different story.

Finney-Smith is averaging 11.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 0.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.1 percent from downtown. That is a perfect stat line for a 3-and-D wing in the NBA, and he is making his impact felt in Brooklyn.

Although the Mavs moved him last season, a reunion for Finney-Smith in Dallas doesn't seem too far-fetched. The Mavericks organization still loves Finney-Smith, and it seems as if he'd like to return one day if ever given the chance.

That may not be this season, but everyone would love to see Doe-Doe in a Mavericks jersey once again.