January 8, 2020, 10:51 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith filled the stat sheet on Wednesday, ending with seven points, four rebounds, three assists, a steal, two blocks and a couple of 3-pointers.
Finney-Smith didn't do a lot of any one thing, but was able to contribute everywhere. He is flirting with being worthy of a roster spot in standard leagues. If he is available in your league, he wouldn't be a bad streaming option on slow days.
January 5, 2020, 12:38 amDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith scored 15 points with eight rebounds and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes on Saturday.
Finney-Smith is just outside the top-100 the past month and its because of his sneaky 1.8 threes, 0.7 steals and 0.7 blocks during that span. DFS has low upside but is a solid player at the end of your bench in standard-leagues. Don't be afraid to drop him for a hot pickup though.
January 3, 2020, 12:33 amDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith was able to tally eight points, nine rebounds, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in Thursday's win over the Nets.
Finney-Smith is quietly returning top-100 numbers in the last couple of weeks and has a pretty firm grasp on a starting spot these days. Consider DFS a strong add in 14-team leagues, though you obviously can make a case for him in all formats based on his recent play.
January 2, 2020, 2:43 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis (sore right knee) is being listed as out for Thursday's game against the Nets.
With Porzingis missing another game Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber will see their values increase with additional playing time, while Dorian Finney-Smith will see extra minutes in small-ball lineups.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 16, 2019, 11:19 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis led the Mavs to a 120-116 upset road win over the Bucks on Monday, double-doubling with 26 points (9-of-19 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) and 12 boards and adding four assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes.
It was arguably Porzingis' best performance of the season, and the Mavs needed it with Luka Doncic (right ankle sprain) out. Kristaps has a good chance to go on a big run here as the lone star on Dallas. Dorian Finney-Smith had a strong performance in the victory as well, going for 15 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one block and three treys in 35 minutes.
December 14, 2019, 11:51 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith played 37 minutes in Saturday's OT loss but could only churn out three points (1-for-3 FG), six rebounds, three assists and a steal before fouling out.
Finney-Smith wears multiple hats for the Mavs and should get some extended run (albeit not to this extent) with Luka Doncic looking at time on the sidelines. He's on the map as a potential top-200 guy, though DFS is still more 20-team option than 16-team pickup.
December 8, 2019, 9:54 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith put up 13 points and eight rebounds on 5-of-9 shooting in a loss to the Kings on Sunday.
Finney-Smith is barely inside top-200 value on the season, but flashed his potential as a late-round option with this performance. He added three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers to the box score. He is in the starting lineup, so he will have ample opportunity to bring that value up.
November 28, 2019, 8:44 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith (right finger strain) is probable for Friday's tilt with the Suns.
Finney-Smith is averaging 5.4 rebounds, 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.2 threes in 26.7 mpg so far this season, though his .483 mark from the field makes him more viable than casual observers might expect. Still, we're looking at 16-team territory here. DFS does a lot for the Mavs but his work doesn't often yield serious fantasy value.
Source: NBA Injury Report
November 24, 2019, 6:22 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith dropped 12 points and 10 rebounds in Sunday's win over the Rockets.
DFS has been paying well with the minutes he has been given lately, but until we see a string of 30-plus minutes in a row it will be to hard to count on him.
November 23, 2019, 12:07 amDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith accumulated 10 points six rebounds, two threes and a steal in Friday's win over the Cavs.
Finney-Smith only logged 23 minutes in this one as the Mavs were in control all game and were able to give some extended minutes to the bench. Dwight Powell also started and only had six points, three assists and one rebound.
November 18, 2019, 11:57 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith scored a career-high 22 points in Monday's 117-110 win over the Spurs, adding in five rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.
It was easily his best game of the season and it's not particularly close. There was nothing in the form of extended usage due to a missing player or increase in drawn-up plays to explain this performance, so consider it more as a one-off type of deal than signs of things to come for DFS.
November 10, 2019, 12:01 amJustin JacksonSF, Dallas Mavericks
Justin Jackson scored 17 points off the bench on Saturday with four threes, shooting 6-of-10 from the floor and 4-of-7 from deep in 25 minutes.
The 17 points and four threes were both season-highs for Jackson. This was also Jackson's first time playing over 20 minutes this season and he looks like he will remain behind Dorian Finney-Smith (11 points in 24 minutes on Saturday) in the rotation moving forward. Jackson can be left on the waiver wire.
November 9, 2019, 9:25 amKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis and coach Rick Carlisle would not comment when asked if the Latvian star would be available on Saturday versus Memphis.
Porzingis has payed in all eight games so far after missing the entire 2018-19 season but this is the Mavs' first back-to-back so it would be no surprise if he rests. Pozingis had a big game in the loss to the Knicks on Friday with 28 points, nine rebounds, five blocks and four triples. Dwight Powell, Maxi Kleber and Dorian Finney-Smith would assume bigger roles if Porzingis is held out.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
November 2, 2019, 12:57 amDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell had a solid showing on Friday, totaling 14 points, five rebounds and one three in 25 minutes.
Powell increased his minutes from 14 in his first game back from a left hamstring strain to 25 tonight. He will provide efficient scoring as he climbs up to 30 minutes or so per night. Dorian Finney-Smith also started alongside Powell in the frontcourt contributing seven points, 10 rebounds, three steals, one assist and one three.
October 18, 2019, 1:41 amDorian Finney-SmithSF, 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.