Dorian Finney-Smith calls surprising Mavs teammate the best 3-point shooter in NBA

Dallas Mavericks, Dorian Finney-Smith
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The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 96-94 in another wild game where Luka Doncic made it nine straight to open the season with 30-plus points. The team’s scoring came from unlikely places after their superstar. Spencer Dinwiddie and Christian Wood combined for eight points, and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 11 before suffering a game-ending injury after just 14 minutes on the floor. They need others to step up, and two unlikely wings did on Monday night.

Dorian Finney-Smith had a season-high 18 points on five of nine shooting from the field, and Josh Green chipped in 16 as he was a perfect five of five from the field, including hitting two 3-pointers. The Nets doubled to try to get the ball out of Luka’s hands, and these two stepped up to help the Mavericks win their fourth straight.

In the postgame press conference, Finney-Smith was asked about Green and his improvements this season, but the 6’7 forward interrupted the question to call the Mavs' third-year wing “the best 3-pointer in the league”. See why, and hear his praise for Green’s growth below.

Dorian Finney-Smith calls Dallas Mavericks teammate Josh Green the best 3-point shooter in NBA

Green was played off the floor in the postseason because he was reluctant to shoot even with the defense leaving him wide open. The Mavs needed him to step up and confidently knock down those looks, so the 21-year-old worked tirelessly on his game this offseason, and the early results have been fantastic. After making two of two on Monday night against the Nets, Green is now ten of 15 from 3-point range through the Mavericks' first nine games.

Finney-Smith was ecstatic to give props to his teammate, and fans can hear everything he had to say about Green and his improved confidence below.

Dorian Finney-Smith made a similar transformation from a below-league-average 3-point shooter to an elite one. Doe-Doe is looking to shoot over 39 percent from long range for the third straight year, but will that be the highest percentage on the team? Josh Green is off to a flying start, and his hard work in the offseason could help him shoot around that number this season.

The Dallas Mavericks need shooters around superstar Luka Doncic, so transforming Josh Green into an elite one could be massive for the organization. Will he keep up his hot start? Stay tuned to find out.

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