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.
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.
Finney-Smith reached the 14-point mark Tuesday despite struggling from the floor. The former Florida Gator however concluded the regular season by scoring in double figures in each of the last four Mavericks' contests. Finney-Smith played in 21 games during his second year in the NBA with the Mavericks and averaged 5.9 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.
Finney-Smith posted his first career double-double in a superb, all-around performance from the second-year player out of Florida. Friday's contest was also the 24-year-old's second straight game scoring past the 14-point mark. Finney-Smith will look to keep it going when Dallas travels to Philadelphia on Sunday.
Finney-Smith will draw the start at small forward for Wednesday's game against the Magic as a result of Harrison Barnes (rest) being ruled out, Mavericks radio play-by-play broadcaster Chuck Cooperstein reports.
With the team dealing with a myriad of injuries across the board, coach Rick Carlisle has opted to start Finney-Smith and Doug McDermott at the two forward spots. In nine starts this season, Finney-Smith has averaged 4.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 23.6 minutes.
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