Video: Mavs’ Dorian Finney-Smith throws down dunk of the year candidate over Andrew Wiggins
Minnesota Timberwolves wing Andrew Wiggins has had a resurgent year in 2019. But, that doesn’t make him poster-proof as Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith proved late in the third quarter on Wednesday. The Mavs forward cleaned up a missed triple by Seth Curry with a vicious putback dunk over two Wolves defenders including Wiggins.
Dorian Finney-Smith with the MONSTER put back and Dunk of the Year candidate 🔥 pic.twitter.com/qdMK6AzxXo
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) December 5, 2019
Finney Smith, a fourth-year pro out of Florida is having the best season of his young career with the Mavericks. The former undrafted free agent is averaging 8.7 points and 5.1 rebounds while shooting 46.3 percent from the field.
Finney-Smith has spent his entire career with Dallas so far and has made 17 starts for the team so far this season.
Known more as a three-and-D prospect coming out college, Dinney-Smith has shown a surprising amount of athleticism since entering the league.
“He’s [Finney-Smith] versatile and can guard multiple positions,” teammate Dwight Powell said in an interview last month. “He’s a fighter and competitor that gives us energy. He can rebound well from his position, especially offensively, creating havoc on the glass.”
Behind the statistical explosion from second-year superstar Luka Dončič, the Mavericks are once again competing for a playoff spot. The team currently has a 15-6 record and have won eight of their last nine games.
Other than Dončič, the addition of 7-foot-3 “unicorn” Kristaps Porzingis has helped Dallas get back into playoff contention for the first time since 2015-16. Porzingis, who starts beside Finney-Smith and Powell n the Mavericks frontcourt is averaging 16.6 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game.
And despite being on the opposing end of the monster putback jam, Wiggins, a former No. 1 overall pick, is averaging a career high 24.8 points per game along with 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists.