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Ranking Mavericks 10 most valuable trade assets

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Dallas Mavericks' most valuable trade assets: 2. Dorian Finney-Smith

Finney-Smith agreed to a four-year $55.6 million extension last season, but the 29-year-old is still on a team-friendly deal. He is one of the best and most underrated 3-and-D wings in the NBA. Doe-Doe locked down Donovan Mitchell in the first round of the playoffs last season, and coach Kidd never wanted to take him off the floor.

Finney-Smith just keeps getting better. He went from undrafted in 2016 to role player to starter to arguably the team’s second-best player. The 6’7 wing has increased his 3-point percentage in each of his first six NBA seasons, and he averaged the second-most minutes per game on a conference finalist last year.

The casual NBA fan may not know who Dorian Finney-Smith is, but that does not matter. The 29-year-old does not produce must-see highlights or flashy numbers. He just helps the Mavericks win by defending the opposition’s best scorer and knocking down open shots.

The Mavs could have traded Finney-Smith for a first-round pick at last season’s deadline, but they declined. The 6’7 wing is the type of player every contending team needs, and he is locked in at a below-market value rate until 2026. Finney-Smith’s contract will look even more like a steal if the cap spikes with the new TV deal, and right now it looks fantastic.

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