One of the biggest and best surprises of the Mavericks season has been the offensive game of Dorian Finney-Smith. Since coming into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2016, Dorian was known as a solid defensive player. Standing 6’8” with a 6’11” wingspan his length and instincts help him stay grounded and disrupt shots and passing lanes.
But the big question surrounding Finney-Smith was what he could bring on offense and if he could develop into the perfect Three & D role player.
In three summer leagues and his first two seasons Dorian’s three point percentage hadn’t shown a ton of promise.
Now this season Finny-Smith is shooting nearly 40% from three on 3.6 attempts per game. Which would rank 29th in the NBA among players with as many attempts.
His defense has taken a step forward and his shoot is starting to drop, Finney-Smith seems to have turned a major corner. So what changed? Let’s take a look at how Finney-Smith has improved and where he’s excelling this season.
Dorian Finney-Smith is quickly becoming the great three-and-D role player that the Mavericks hoped he would become when they picked him up a few years ago. He’s adjusted his shot but he’s also not lacking in CONFIDENCE BABY!
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