F - DAL
Dorian Finney-Smith scored zero points (0-5 FG, 0-3 3Pt) with three rebounds, two steals, and one assist over 39 minutes in the Mavericks 110-107 win over the Celtics on Tuesday.
DFS played a team-high 39 minutes and was unable to score on Tuesday. Granted, he only took five shots and had his hands full on the defensive end of the court but this was a rough game for him. He's never been known as a scorer and can provide fantasy value with his peripheral stat contributions but there are better options to roster on your team at this point.
Dorian Finney-Smith put up 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-7 3Pt) to go along with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block over 35 minutes as the Mavericks were defeated by the Blazers 121-118 on Sunday.
DFS has now scored 14 points in back-to-back games and has sunk eight three-pointers (four in each game). He's shooting 65-percent from the field (13-for-20) and 62.5-percent from three (10-for-16) over the last three games as well. Josh Richardson and Tim Hardaway Jr. have both underperformed over the last few games and FInney-Smith has stepped up to try and fill the scoring gap. He'll look to stay hot when the Mavs head to Detroit on Tuesday for a showdown with the Pistons.
Dorian Finney-Smith ended up with 14 points (5-6 FG, 4-5 3Pt) while chipping in five rebounds and one steal across 35 minutes as the Mavericks defeated the Pelicans 143-130 on Friday.
Believe it or not, the Mavericks only had five players score in the double digits in the big win. After Luka Doncic (46) and Kristaps Porzingis (36), Finney-Smith was the next leading scorer with his 14 points, which is the most he's scored since returning to the lineup back on 1/27. The four-year veteran has averaged 33 minutes over his last seven games but doesn't have much to show for it from a counting stats perspective. He's only averaging 8.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.8 assists over that span.
Dorian Finney-Smith provided eight points (3-6 FG, 2-4 3pt), seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block over 37 minutes in the Mavericks 118-117 win over the Hawks on Wednesday.
DFS contributed to all categories on Wednesday, albeit very modestly. He's started all nine games following his long health and safety protocols absence but it hasn't translated to high production. The 27-year-old forward is averaging 8.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.0 steals over 17 games this year. He's not worth owning in standard fantasy leagues due to his capped upside, though.
Dorian Finney-Smith ended up with 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt) to go along with five rebounds and one steal in the Mavericks 122-116 win over the Hawks on Wednesday.
This was Finney-Smith's best game since returning to the team in late January after a long health and safety protocols related absence. DFS has started all five games since rejoining the Mavs but he doesn't contribute enough overall, nor excel in any particular category to warrant a roster spot in fantasy leagues.