Finney-Smith and the Mavericks agreed to terms Tuesday on a three-year, $12 million contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
After going undrafted in 2016, Finney-Smith has found a home in Dallas, and he'll return on a three-year deal after appearing in 81 games last season. With Tim Hardaway still on the roster, Finney-Smith may have a difficult time cracking the regular starting lineup, but he's a strong defender whose versatility should keep him in the regular rotation. Last season, Finney-Smith averaged 7.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 24.5 minutes per game.
Finney-Smith was extended the qualifying offer by the Mavericks on Wednesday, making him a restricted free agent, Tim Cato of The Athletic reports.
Finney-Smith is coming off the best year of his career. He projects as a role player on the wing moving forward, though will need to improve his 31.1 percent three-point shooting.
Finney-Smith had 15 points (7-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt), 10 rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 20 minutes during Tuesday's 120-109 win over the Suns.
Finney-Smith produced his second straight double-double and third of the season, this after logging just one across his first two years (102 games) in the league. He'll look to finish the campaign on a high note during Wednesday's season finale versus the Spurs.
Finney-Smith supplied 16 points (6-19 FG, 1-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 12 rebounds, and three assists in 40 minutes during Sunday's 129-127 overtime win against the Grizzlies.
Finney-Smith earned a team-high minute total and wasn't shy about firing away from beyond the arc. Furthermore, he hauled in a career high rebounding total while recording his second double-double of the season. Finney-Smith hadn't posted a double-digit point total in any of the last nine games, so it may not be wise for fantasy owners to expect a repeat performance with just two tilts remaining. Still, he's at least worthy of consideration in daily leagues for Tuesday's matchup versus the lowly Suns.
Finney-Smith (lips) will play Friday against the Grizzlies.
As expected, Finney-Smith will be available off the bench for Friday's clash. He's averaging 4.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists over his previous eight matchups.
Finney-Smith (lips) is expected to play Friday against Memphis, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site reports.
Coach Rick Carlisle is optimistic about Finney-Smith's chances of playing Friday night, even though the Florida product isn't perfectly healthy. "I think there's a good chance you'll see him tomorrow," stated Carlisle. "It's not 100 percent, but I think it's better than 50-50." Finney-Smith suffered the injury during Monday's clash with Philadelphia and required stitches after taking a blow to the mouth.
Finney-Smith (mouth) is considered questionable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.
Finney-Smith took a shot to the mouth in Monday's game against Philadelphia, and he missed Wednesday's loss to Minnesota after receiving stitches in his lip. He's apparently still dealing with some discomfort, so the Mavs will keep an eye on him as game-time approaches.
Finney-Smith is out Wednesday against the Timberwolves due to needing stitches in his lip, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports.
Finney-Smith took a hit to the lip Monday against the 76ers, which required eight stitches. In his place Wednesday, Justin Jackson, Courtney Lee and Ryan Broekhoff could see extra run.
Finney-Smith played 16 minutes and contributed seven points (3-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt) and six rebounds Sunday in the Mavericks' 106-103 win over the Thunder.
After starting five times in a six-game stretch from March 6 to March 16, Finney-Smith played 32 minutes in his first contest back on the bench but hasn't seen anywhere close to that level of playing time since. Over his last six outings, Finney-Smith has topped out at 22 minutes and has seen his production suffer accordingly, as he's averaging just 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds during that stretch.
Finney-Smith played 32 minutes and finished with five points (2-6 FG, 1-4 3Pt), three assists, two blocks, two rebounds and one steal Monday in the Mavericks' 129-125 overtime loss to the Pelicans.
With Luka Doncic (back) returning from a one-game absence, Finney-Smith transitioned back into a bench role but didn't see a notable drop in playing time. Aside from the defensive categories, however, Finney-Smith didn't bring much production to the table during his extensive time on the court. Finney-Smith is averaging just 6.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 29.3 minutes per game over his last six contests, numbers that don't warrant ownership in the majority of fantasy leagues.
Finney-Smith furnished 14 points (5-10 FG, 4-6 3Pt), six rebounds, six assists and one block across 35 minutes in the Mavericks' 121-116 win over the Cavaliers on Saturday.
Finney-Smith's hot hand from three-point range helped lead to his best scoring total since Feb. 6. The 25-year-old was more involved than usual on the offensive end overall, as his 10 shot attempts were the most he'd put up since Feb. 10. Despite the improved numbers Saturday, Finney-Smith has struggled to produce consistently on the offensive end throughout the season. However, he's been a solid and steady source of rebounds throughout most of the campaign, and he certainly retains a degree of deep-league value as the season winds down.
Finney-Smith will move to the bench for Thursday's game against Denver, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Finney-Smith had started each of the last four games for the Mavs, but Tim Hardaway will slot in at small forward, pushing Finney-Smith to a reserve role. He was held to four points over 21 minutes the last time he came off the bench Mar. 4 against Brooklyn.
Finney-Smith finished with eight points (3-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt), seven rebounds, and four assists in 35 minutes during Tuesday's 112-105 loss to the Spurs.
Finney-Smith has earned at least 30 minutes in consecutive contests. However, he has reached double figures in scoring in only two of 10 games since the All-Star break. Regardless of whether he starts or comes off the bench, sees a bunch of minutes or limited action, Finney-Smith isn't aggressive offensively and doesn't produce enough in the other departments to hold consistent value outside of deeper leagues.
Finney-Smith will start Wednesday's game against the Wizards, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports
Finney-Smith will return to the starting lineup after a three-game stint off the bench. Across 63 games this season, the third-year pro's averaging 7.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steal in 25.2 minutes.
Finner-Smith will come off the bench for Wednesday's tilt with Indiana, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports.
Finney-Smith will be replaced by Jalen Brunson in the starting lineup against the Pacers. The reason for the move is unclear, but it's unlikely to have too much of an effect on Finner-Smith's playing time as the third-year forward's carved out a sizable rotational role with the Mavericks and is averaging 25.5 minutes per game on the season.
Finney-Smith totaled 13 points (4-9 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT), nine rebounds, two steals, and one assist in 29 minutes during Friday's 114-104 loss to the Nuggets.
Finney-Smith continues to have himself a nice stretch of games, coming away from Friday's loss with 13 points and nine rebounds. The moves made by the Mavericks prior to the trade deadline have certainly presented Finney-Smith with an opportunity. His ceiling is not the highest but he has the ability to contribute in a number of areas and owners in standard formats should monitor his production moving forward.
Finney-Smith scored 15 points (7-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt) while adding 10 rebounds, two assists and a steal in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 99-93 win over the Hornets.
The double-double was his first of the season and just the second of his career. While the third-year forward's offensive contributions and overall fantasy value are likely to remain inconsistent, Finney-Smith has grabbed double-digit boards in consecutive games, and his spot in the starting five is likely secure with Harrison Barnes now in Sacramento.
Finney-Smith will start Thursday's game against the Pistons, Bobby Karalla of Mavs.com reports.
The Mavs are depleted following Thursday's trade, and an injury to Luka Doncic, so they'll go with Finney-Smith as the nominal shooting guard, with Maxi Kleber and Harrison Barnes at forward, and Salah Mejri at center. Rookie Jalen Brunson will get the nod at point guard.
Finney-Smith tallied 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-2 FT), five rebounds, three steals, and one block in 28 minutes during Sunday's 123-120 loss to Dallas.
Finney-Smith continues to produce in limited minutes off the Mavericks bench. He has now recorded multiple steals in three of his past four games while also hitting seven triples and pulling down 21 rebounds. The playing time is not typically enough for him to have any value outside of deeper formats but he could be viewed as a steals streamer in certain situations.
Finney-Smith registered 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block across 33 minutes Monday in the Mavericks' 116-106 loss to the Bucks.
Finney-Smith's all-around effort was instrumental in helping the Mavericks stay competitive with the NBA's top team, but this sort of production shouldn't be viewed as the norm for the high-energy forward. Coming into Monday, Finney-Smith was averaging just 5.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.9 steals in 20.8 minutes per game in January. He remains safe to ignore in the majority of fantasy formats.
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