Dorian Finney-Smith Rumors

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Dorian Finney-Smith
Dorian Finney-Smith
Position: F
Born: 05/04/93
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:215 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Salary:
“In Madison Square Garden I don’t think there is anything I would love more than that,” Smith said of the thought of playing against his former team. “To be honest, I really don’t think there is anything I would love more than that. I’m still good friends with everybody on that team, like I just did (Dorian Finney-Smith’s) camp, Luka calls me every other week, I just did the baseball game with (Devin Harris) and Dirk, you know all the older guys, I’m still friends with everybody on that team. But, you know I love to compete, so any chance I get to bust that ass, you know I’m good for it.”
Among the above, there are three players with non-guaranteed contracts: Maxi Kleber, Dorian FInney-Smith and Kyle Collinsworth. Kleber (who played 1,206 minutes last season) and Finney-Smith (who played 1,647 minutes the prior season before missing most of 2017-18 to injury) are fairly certain to be kept. It’s less certain, but entirely possible, that Collinsworth will be retained. For now, we’ve left him in the mix.
The Dallas Mavericks’ new 2-Way deal with wing Antonius Cleveland, an undrafted rookie out of Southeast Missouri State, is, GM Donnie Nelson tells DallasBasketball.com, the result of a trickle-down effect. “We certainly like Antonius,’’ Nelson tells us. “But this is also about ‘Dodo.’’ “Dodo’’ is Dorian Finney-Smith, the Mavs’ defensive-minded wing, himself an undrafted free agent from a year ago who is carving out for himself an NBA career … but who is presently being shut down by the Mavs due to a knee injury.
Storyline: Dorian Finney-Smith Injury
This season, Nowitzki battled through the Achilles injury to play in 54 games, which is the lowest number of outings since his rookie year. He also averaged 14.2 points and 6.5 rebounds in 26.4 minutes per game, connecting on 43.7 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from three-point range. Nowitzki became just the sixth player in league history to reach 30,000 career points as well with a 25-point performance in a 122-111 home win against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 7. And according to Nowitzki’s young teammates, seeing the 7-footer reach the career milestone is a memory they’ll always cherish. “It was an honor. It was an honor to be on the court with him,” Mavs undrafted rookie Dorian Finney-Smith said. “You couldn’t tell me last year that I would be on the court, especially after the draft, when he hit his 30,000 (points), so I was just happy to experience that.”