The Dallas Mavericks made moves this offseason. They failed to land the superstar fans desired, but Dallas still managed to add Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown to improve their shooting, wing depth, and perimeter defense. The Mavs' biggest move was agreeing to a five-year rookie max extension with superstar Luka Doncic. The 22-year-old is locked up long-term and ready to lead the Mavericks on a deep playoff run.
Dallas may not be done making moves this offseason, despite training camp opening in a few weeks. Fans continue to hear the Goran Dragic rumors, but that may not be their only deal. The Mavs have multiple players that are extension eligible with the two key names being Dorian Finney-Smith and Jalen Brunson because both become unrestricted free agents in the summer of 2022 if new deals are not reached.
The Mavs would love to keep both players, but re-signing Doe-Doe has added importance. Here is a look at a potential deal and why it is a must.
Why the Dallas Mavericks must extend Dorian Finney-Smith
Finney-Smith signed a three-year $12 million contract with the Mavs back in 2019, and he immediately outperformed that value. The 28-year-old has become a key starter and two-way threat each of the last two seasons. Dallas cannot afford to lose Doe-Doe.
The 6’7 wing is eligible for a maximum extension of four years for $55 million, according to ESPN (subscription required). That means his top-dollar value is an average of $13.75 million per season. Dallas may not have to give him the max, but Finney-Smith is worth at least $10 million a year. Giving him four additional seasons at $40 million total is a win for both sides.
Here are five reasons why the Dallas Mavericks must extend Dorian Finney-Smith.