Dorian Finney-Smith

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  • Dorian Finney-Smith
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Neither Dorian Finney-Smith (hip flexor) nor Seth Curry (right knee contusion) played in Thursday's preseason finale.

    There's no reason for the Mavs to push either player through this, though we'll keep an eye out for updates before the real games begin. Both figure to be important reserves and should be able to deliver top-250 value in fantasy, if that means anything to you.

  • Jalen Brunson
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Jalen Brunson (sore left hamstring) and Dorian Finney-Smith (hip flexor) are both questionable for Thursday's game against the Clippers.

    Both Brunson and Finney-Smith are likely being held out as a precaution in advance of the regular season. Continue to monitor their status up until tip-off if you are looking at playing some Mavs in your Thursday DFS lineups.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Dorian Finney-Smith
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Niether Dorian Finney-Smith (hip flexor) nor Jalen Brunson (left hamstring soreness) will play on Monday.

    Both players sat out practice on Saturday and Sunday, and there's no need to push them through meaningless games. Finney-Smith is closer to the fantasy radar given his ability to play PF and Dwight Powell's injury, but we're looking at deep-league value here. DFS and Brunson are both progressing so we may see them before the exhibition slate wraps up.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Dorian Finney-Smith
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith (hip flexor) did not practice on Saturday and is day-to-day.

    Finney-Smith started on Friday in place of Dwight Powell and stuffed the stat sheet with eight points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and two triples in 20 minutes. He should have a decent role as long as Powell remains out but even still would bring last-round value at best and thus can be ignored in standard settings.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter

  • Dorian Finney-Smith
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith will start at power forward next to Kristaps Porzingis at centre vs. Bucks on Friday.

    Finney-Smith could see some minutes next to Poringas during the season particularly against teams with perimeter-oriented bigs. He is currently only has deep-league value.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis could be rested for 15-20 games over the course of the season, according to Mavericks beat writer Tim Cato.

    Nothing is set in stone, but the Mavericks are being careful with Porzingis as he returns from a torn ACL. Porzingis averaged 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks in 2017-18 with the Knicks. Dorian Finney-Smith could receive more playing time when Porzingis is sidelined.

    Source: Tim Cato of The Athletic

  • Maxi Kleber
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs have officially re-signed Maxi Kleber and Dorian Finney-Smith.

    The Mavs continue to chip away at a strong offseason, locking in productive players at very reasonable rates. Kleber is signing a four-year, $35 million deal and will be an important part of the Dallas frontcourt. Last season he averaged 6.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 0.5 steals, 1.1. blocks and 1.1 threes in 21.2 mpg, though he also had 21 games of double-digit scoring. That was good for borderline 12-team value, and Kleber did have stretches of top-100 output throughout the season. He's a fine late-round target because of his stat set and hopefully-increasing role. Finney-Smith, coming back on a three-year, $12 million pact, is a favorite of Rick Carlisle and is often tasked with defending the opponent's top player. He should be good for his usual low-twenties playing time, though his modest usage means he's not much of a fantasy contributor.

    Source: Dallas Mavericks

  • Dorian Finney-Smith
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs and Dorian Finney-Smith have agreed on a three-year, $12M deal to re-sign with the team per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    The Mavs have been busy to start the offseason, as they’ve re-signed the majority of their free agents while adding Seth Curry as well. We’ll have to wait-and-see if Smith eventually starts on the wing or comes off the bench next season, but he should see minutes in the twenties as a defensive stopper in either scenario.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Dorian Finney-Smith
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith could attract an offer that would price him out of the Mavericks' price range according to Brad Townsend of Dallas Morning News.

    With restricted free agents Kristaps Porzingis and Maxi Kleber taking priority for the Mavs, DFS could be the odd man out if he finds a team that is willing to invest in him. All reports on him this offseason have indicated that the Mavericks would prefer to keep him in the fold, but the need to sign their other players as well as their desire to be competitive with other free agents on the market could make it possible that Finney-Smith winds up elsewhere next season.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Dorian Finney-Smith
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith will be a restricted free agent as the Mavs have tendered him a qualifying offer.

    Mark Cuban said earlier this year that the Mavs would like to keep Finney-Smith around, and he's been a key cog in the team's rotation at forward and on the wings. DFS gives the team some hard-working minutes, but fantasy owners won't have much to get excited about whether he remains in Dallas or heads elsewhere.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • 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