Dorian Finney-Smith

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  • Dorian Finney-Smith - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Mark Cuban indicated that the Mavs would like to retain impending restricted free agent Dorian Finney-Smith.

    Finney-Smith has become a trusted player for Rick Carlisle, and his ability to play multiple positions makes him a quality reserve that can step into the starting lineup when just about anyone goes down. It won't mean much for fantasy owners in leagues with fewer than 20 teams, but we did learn that Cuban's nickname for Finney-Smith is "DoDo," which is cool.

    Source: Dallas News

  • Dorian Finney-Smith - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith scored five points on 2-of-10 shooting with one three, three boards and two assists in 24 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's finale against the Spurs.

    Finney-Smith has earned Rick Carlisle's trust but it didn't do anything for fantasy owners this season. He brought back top 200-225 value (9/8 cat) in 24.5 mpg and played in 81 games, but never gained enough momentum to be taken seriously as an add in 12-14 team formats.

  • Dorian Finney-Smith - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith (mouth laceration) returned from a one-game absence on Friday night but didn't do much in his 19 minutes, tallying six points, four rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer.

    Finney-Smith is a versatile piece for the Mavs, and his actual place in the rotation means he might not get as loose as expected in silly season. At least there's no shortage of random names to roll with this time of year.

  • Dorian Finney-Smith - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith (mouth laceration) will play on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Finney-Smith has been getting less run of late but with so many Mavs sitting this one out, he's a good bet to play a considerable amount.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dorian Finney-Smith - F - Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs have upgraded Dorian Finney-Smith (mouth laceration) to probable vs. the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Finney-Smith's minutes have dropped down to 14.5 over the past two weeks. Finney-Smith is off the fantasy radar in his current role but has a chance to see extra minutes with Luka Doncic, among others, not playing on Friday.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dorian Finney-Smith - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith (mouth laceration) is questionable to face the Grizzlies on Friday night.

    Finney-Smith is still recovering after taking a shot to the mouth for which he needed eight stitches. Finney-Smith isn't on the radar except for very deep leagues. Look elsewhere for value in DFS Friday night.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dorian Finney-Smith - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith (mouth laceration) will not play on Wednesday against the Wolves.

    Finney-Smith received eight stitches in his lip after taking a shot to the mouth last game, and the Mavs have nothing to gain by asking him to play through that unfortunate injury. Maxi Kleber, Dirk Nowitzki and Dwight Powell should absorb DFS' minutes at the four spot while Courtney Lee and Ryan Broekhoff should get a few extra minutes on the wings. Basically, if you weren't using one of those players already, there's no need to take a second look following this injury update.

    Source: Bobby Karalla on Twitter

  • Dorian Finney-Smith - F - Dallas Mavericks

    The official NBA Injury Report is listing Dorian Finney-Smith as questionable to face the Wolves on Wednesday due to a mouth laceration.

    It’s surprising to see DFS being listed as questionable due to such an ailment so we should have another update later today. Finley-Smith has been a nice option for deep leagues lately especially during the last couple games when Luka Doncic was sidelined.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dorian Finney-Smith - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith finished Saturday's win with 14 points, six rebounds, six assists, a block and four 3-pointers in Saturday's win over the Cavs.

    Finney-Smith moved up the ladder with Luka Doncic out tonight and fittingly paid dividends for those of you who used DFS in DFS tonight. He's only a deep-league asset and a plodder at that, but nights like this are a reminder that Finney-Smith can pop with good games every now and then.

  • Dorian Finney-Smith - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith chipped in 13 points (4-of-9 shooting), nine rebounds, one assist and two steals in Friday's 104-114 loss to the Nuggets.

    DFS has been a top-140 play over the last couple of weeks and is a viable end-of-bench guy in standard leagues for the rest of the season. He's more of a plodder, albeit a reliable one, so don't expect too many explosive games on the horizon.

  • Dorian Finney-Smith - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith played well in the Mavs' win over the Hornets on Wednesday, recording 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting with 10 rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer and one steal.

    In the light of the departure of Harrison Barnes (11 points on 4-of-13 shooting) to the Kings, DFS is someone to consider in 16-team leagues or deeper for his appeal as an upswing candidate post-trade deadline.

  • Dorian Finney-Smith - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith was part of the M*A*S*H unit that started against the Pistons on Thursday and scored six points on 3-of-9 shooting with four rebounds, an assist and a block.

    Finney-Smith was thrust into the starting lineup because of the blockbuster trade which sent Wesley Matthews, Dennis Smith Jr. and DeAndre Jordan to the Knicks. Salah Mejri (19 minutes, four points, nine rebounds and two blocks) also drew the start at center and this might be because of the matchup against Andre Drummond. Coach Carlisle wasn't working with much tonight, but both of these players can be left on the wire for now. Mejri might pop up again as a big man streaming target.

  • Dorian Finney-Smith - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith could see increased playing time with Thursday's trade, though it'll hinge largely on how much the Mavs use Courtney Lee.

    Tim Hardaway Jr. should play a more consistent, slightly larger role at shooting guard than Wes Matthews did, while the departure of Dennis Smith Jr. could have ripple effects on the wing and forward mix. Lee seems ready to try and make an impact for Dallas, but Finney-Smith has been one of Rick Carlisle's most trusted reserves all season. He's been a top-190/175 (8/9-cat) player in 24.4 mpg this season because of 1.1 threes, 1.0 steals and 0.5 blocks per game with .466 shooting. Dallas' jack of all trades, DFS should be a solid asset in 16-teamers the rest of the way. It might be a tight fit but he's likely to carry some extra burden in the near future.

  • Dorian Finney-Smith - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith swiped three steals on Sunday against the Raptors, adding 13 points, five boards, a triple and a block.

    Finney-Smith has been a viable option over the last two weeks with a top-90 valuation in that span. The Mavs play three times next week so he might be an option if you have a few guys with two game weeks.