Finney-Smith is starting Monday's game against Chicago, Chuck Swirsky of the Bulls Radio Network reports. Finney-Smith will join the starting five with Wesley Matthews out of action due to a hamstring issue. Finney-Smith has put up 8.6 points and 4.1 rebounds over 25.1 minutes per game so far this season and should see an uptick in playing time until Matthews is able to return from injury.
Finney-Smith finished with 12 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two steals, and one assist in 40 minutes during Monday's 115-109 win over the Bulls. Finney-Smith had seen 30 minutes in each of the first two tilts while contributing fairly well-rounded averages of 10.0 points, 5.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 0.5 steals per game. Moreover, he earned a team-high minute total on Monday while providing perhaps his best showing thus far. Harrison Barnes (hamstring) is expected to miss at least one more game, which makes Finney-Smith a decent low-cost option in daily leagues for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks.
Finney-Smith will draw the start for Wednesday's season-opening contest against the Nuggets, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports. Finney-Smith is in the starting rotation while Harrison Barnes continues to nurse a hamstring injury. The hope is for Barnes to be back Saturday against Minnesota, and he would most likely replace Finney-Smith in the starting five. If Barnes isn't able to return by then, Finney-Smith would likely continue to start.
Finney-Smith (rest) has been ruled out for the rest of the summer league schedule, Dwain Price of Mavs.com reports. Finney-Smith ended up playing in two Las Vegas Summer League games, averaging 9.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block across 25.1 minutes. However, considering the 25-year-old already has two years of NBA experience, there's no reason to continue to play him and the staff will instead focus on evaluating some of the more unproven talent. Finney-Smith was limited to just 21 games during the 2017-18 campaign due to left knee quadriceps tendinitis, but he appears set to be at full strength ahead of training camp.
Finney-Smith will sit out of Monday's Summer League contest against the Warriors, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official sitereports. No injury has been announced, so it seems as though the Mavericks are electing to rest Finney-Smith. It was announced that second-year gurad Dennis Smith will sit out the rest of Summer League, so Finney-Smith could be out for the remainder as well.
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