Dorian Finney-Smith has become the Dallas Maverick’s Swiss-Army knife of sort, here’s why that a pretty big deal for the playoff bound Mavs…
With so much attention shown to Luka Doncic, and Kristaps Porzingis. Many people are overlooking the impressive season Dorian “Doe Doe” Finney-Smith is having for the Dallas Mavericks. Doe Doe’s 28.6 minutes per game is third most on the team behind the two aforementioned stars.
Dorian Finney-Smith isn’t a box score guy. His 8.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game don’t jump out at you. However, it’s when he scores those points, and grabs those rebounds, that’s important. Doe Doe is a clutch team player who’s late game heroics have helped the Dallas Mavericks get off to such a surprising start.
Finney-Smith has been known as a good defender since joining the Dallas Mavericks. This year Doe Doe is emerging as a knockdown three-point shooter. Finney-Smith has improved his three-point shooting percentage from 31 percent last year to 39 percent. And he’s gone from three attempts to about four per game. Most of those three-pointers coming in the corner off of a Luka dime.
Doe Doe is a Swiss-Army knife for the overachieving Dallas Mavericks. Finney-Smith can guard all five positions, even starting at center to begin the season. He’s a great rebounder for his size, with a high motor.
Possibly the most important part of Dorian’s offensive game is that you don’t have to run plays for him. Doe Doe finds his points by playing hard, and hitting open shots within the offense. He isn’t the type of guy that will shoot you out of a game. When he’s open he shoots, when he isn’t, he passes, sets screens, and fights for rebounds. Finney-Smith doesn’t do a lot of things that show up in highlights, so it might take some time for non-Dallas Mavericks fans to recognize how good he really is.
Doe Doe is an extremely solid all around player. His importance to the team is often overlooked, but very obvious. The Dallas Mavericks are currently 11-3 when Dorian Finney-Smith scores 10 points or more. Doe Doe has great feet, and busy hands on defense that make up for him only being 6’8″. He’s extremely unselfish and he’s a great locker room guy.
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I’m sure as the Mavericks play in more nationally televised games Doe Doe’s talent will get the attention he deserves. I wanted to be the first to give Doe Doe some love. He’s worked hard to go from undrafted to starter, and It’s just a matter of time before his importance to the Mavericks is seen on the national level.