August 30, 2020, 6:32 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith battled through hip injuries to tally 16 points, six rebounds, four assists and two threes in Sunday's loss to the Clippers.
Finney-Smith went 6-for-11 from the field and closed the books on a nice season, even if it didn't end how Dallas would've liked. He is an integral part of the Mavs and plays a wide variety of roles for Rick Carlisle. We'll see what improvements DFS can make in the offseason.
August 30, 2020, 2:03 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs will have their full complement of players available on Sunday, with Luka Doncic (left ankle sprain), Tim Hardaway Jr. (neck strain), Dorian Finney-Smith (hip soreness/strain) and Trey Burke (left ankle sprain) all ready for Game 6 against the Clippers.
It was a bit surprising to see this quartet listed as questionable yesterday since they were all previously probable or not on the injury report at all before the league stopped for a couple days, but you can bet they'll be going full tilt in a win-or-go-home situation today.
Source: Mavs PR on Twitter
August 29, 2020, 12:48 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorrian Finney-Smith (left hip strain/right hip soreness) remains listed as questionable ahead of the rescheduled Game 6 on Sunday.
There is no new info on Finney-Smith as he has played in all five playoff games so far with 9.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.8 triples in 30.8 minutes with a 41.5 field goal percentage. The Mavs are already short up front with Kristaps Porzingis out and if Finney-Smith cannot go, expect Maxi Kleber, Boban Marjanovic and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to all get more minutes.
August 26, 2020, 1:19 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith (left hip strain/right hip soreness) is questionable for Game 6 on Thursday.
Finney-Smith was already dealing with the left hip strain, but now apparently both hips are bothering him. The Mavericks have already seen their depth tested with Kristaps Porzingis missing two straight games, so Finney-Smith's availability is especially important right now.
Source: Callie Caplan on Twitter
August 25, 2020, 7:56 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith (left hip strain) will play on Tuesday in Game 5 vs. the Clippers.
In the absence of Kristaps Porzingis (right knee), the Mavs really can't afford to be without Finney-Smith as well. He has logged big minutes in this first round series against the Clippers and should continue to do so on Tuesday. As long as he's close to full strength, he should be his usual productive self in Game 5.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
August 25, 2020, 11:47 amDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
The official NBA injury report is listing Dorian Finney-Smith (left hip) as questionable for Game 5 against the Clippers on Tuesday.
DFS has been of great help in the series and it would be a big blow to the Mavs if he’s not able to play tonight. We should get a better idea about him and Kristaps Porzingis once we are closer to tip-off.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 23, 2020, 7:27 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith had a quiet but effective fantasy game in Sunday's overtime win over the Clippers, scoring just eight points but chipping in seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers.
Now that's a multi-cat game. DFS does a ton for the Mavs even if it rarely results in big box scores, and his biggest contributions in this series will come on the defensive end. Still, DFS was a great option in… DFS today. Maxi Kleber was similarly solid with seven points, nine boards and a pair of swats.
August 13, 2020, 3:48 pmSeth CurrySG, Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs will have Seth Curry (sore right leg) and Dorian Finney-Smith (left hip strain) in their starting lineup alongside Tim Hardaway Jr., Luka Dončić and Boban Marjonavić as they take on the Suns in their season finale on Thursday.
Curry, DFS and Maxi Kleber were all listed as probable heading into Thursday's game. They are playing against a Suns team that is in a must-win scenario to have a chance at the play-in tournament. There is no word yet on Kleber's availability as he would be coming off the bench if he is in play.
Source: Chuck Cooperstein on Twitter
August 12, 2020, 6:09 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith (left hip strain) and Maxi Kleber (right knee contusion) are probable to face the Suns on Thursday.
The Mavs may be without Kristaps Porziņģis (heel) as he is currently listed as questionable. If Kristaps misses the game and Kleber suits up, he should see an increase in value and is worthy of a roster spot. Finney-Smith does a little bit of everything but the best case scenario on any given night is about top-100 value. Continue to wait for official word as we get closer to tip-off tomorrow.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 11, 2020, 11:53 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith started and knocked down three triples on Tuesday vs. the Blazers, going for 15 points (6-of-8 FG, 3-of-5 3PT), four rebounds and one assist in the victory.
Finney-Smith, who say out on Monday against the Jazz, was very effective once again for the Mavs in 30 minutes. After a career night on Friday evening, he was able to follow up with a solid effort. The Mavs are streaking — despite the shootout loss to the Damian Dillard-Led Blazers squad — and Finney-Smith is rounding into quite bench piece. He has fantasy potential with Luka Dončić in the fold and running the offense in Dallas.
August 11, 2020, 5:12 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic (right ankle management), Kristaps Porzingis (left knee) and Dorian Finney-Smith (left hip strain) will all be available for Tuesday's game against the Blazers.
All three will be back in action for the Mavs after missing Monday's game against the Jazz. There has been no mention of a minute limit for anyone and so those invested in the trio will want to check back closer to the opening tip.
Source: Mavs on Twitter
August 11, 2020, 12:50 pmMaxi KleberPF, Dallas Mavericks
Maxi Kleber (right knee), Seth Curry (right leg soreness) and Dorian Finney-Smith (left hip) are all listed as probable heading into Tuesday's contest vs. the Blazers.
It appears likely that the Mavs will have their full complement of players with the exception of Dwight Powell (right Achilles surgery) and Courtney Lee (left calf). Luka Dončić and Kristaps Porziņģis both received the night off in their last game so they should be locked in across formats as they prepare for the playoffs. There is still an outside chance that the Mavs jump the Jazz in the standings if they are able to win while Utah loses.
Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter
August 9, 2020, 6:03 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith (left hip strain) will not play on Monday night.
Finney-Smith deserves the break after dropping 27 points, 11 boards and five assists on Saturday night. He's a do-it-all guy for Rick Carlisle and has been a steady fantasy player all year long, chipping in production in a few different categories every night. Maxi Kleber, Justin Jackson and Delon Wright will likely see some extra run tomorrow, but anything is possible with Dallas sitting three starters.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 9, 2020, 12:51 amDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith set numerous career-highs in Saturday's 136-132 toppling of the East-leading Bucks, posting 27 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and a block.
Get ready. The career-highs set by Finney-Smith on Saturday vs. the Bucks are as followed: minutes played (43), points (27), field goals made (10), FG attempted (19, tied), 3-pointers made (6) and 3-pointers attempted (12). He shot 50 percent from deep in the overtime win and shot the ball well overall, going 10-for-19 from the floor. The double-double is certainly encouraging and the Mavs would love to see the kind of production they got from Finney-Smith and Maxi Kleber on Saturday on a nightly basis.
August 8, 2020, 7:10 pmSeth CurrySG, Dallas Mavericks
Seth Curry (sore right leg) and Dorian Finney-Smith (left hip strain) will be active for Saturday's game against the Suns, per Rick Carlisle.
After missing the two previous games, Curry will return to the lineup but could be on a minutes limit. Both he and Finney-Smith could be limited which does impact their potential for fantasy output. Either would make a risky play if you are in need of a sure thing.
Source: Callie Caplan on Twitter