Dorian Finney-Smith Stats
- Height / Weight
- 79 / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/4/1993 (30)
Dorian Finney-Smith Last 10 Games
Dorian Finney-Smith News
Brooklyn Nets forward Dorian Finney-Smith (ankle) is still out for Thursday's matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers. A sprained left ankle will keep Finney-Smith sidelined for a sixth consecutive game, but he remains day-to-day and will target a return for Saturday's clash with San Antonio Spurs in the fourth game of Brooklyn's five-game homestand. Royce O'Neale is on the move to the desert on Thursday, so the Nets may have to give Ben Simmons more run than they'd like to following his long layoff with back problems. Since Spencer Dinwiddie was sent north of the border as well, Simmons should function as the primary facilitator in the starting lineup but still faces a possible playing-time cap after logging just 20 minutes in Tuesday's defeat to the Dallas Mavericks. That makes him a risky DFS play in a difficult draw against a Cleveland group giving up the third-fewest points per game (109.6) in 2023-24.
Brooklyn Nets forward Dorian Finney-Smith (ankle) remains out for Tuesday's game versus the Dallas Mavericks. Head coach Jacque Vaughn said on Monday that Finney-Smith is day-to-day, so the forward will look to return from a five-game absence with a sprained left ankle when the Nets host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday for the third outing of their current five-game homestand. DFS hasn't been the most useful from a fantasy standpoint, but his absence vacates 28.8 minutes per night. Cameron Johnson (adductor) is also sidelined on Tuesday, leaving Royce O'Neale as Brooklyn's primary three-and-D presence off the bench. Ben Simmons could also pick up some extra run, depending on his minutes limitations.
Brooklyn Nets forwards Dorian Finney-Smith and Royce O'Neale are two of three players seemingly on the trade block ahead of the NBA's trade deadline on February 8. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Nets are listening to offers on both of their veteran forwards and Spencer Dinwiddie. They're expected to look for deals on just these three vets while the rest of the roster is expected to stay in Brooklyn at least until this offseason. Finney-Smith and O'Neale are two prototypical 3-and-D wings that many playoff contenders could use. It's unclear right now what the Nets are expecting in return and whether or not it would be a package of picks plus younger players or one of the two.
Brooklyn Nets forward/center Dorian Finney-Smith (ankle) won't play Saturday against Philadelphia. The 30-year-old sprained his left ankle a week ago in a clash with the Rockets and has sat out two games already. Lonnie Walker IV has seen a big boost in playing time off the bench over the last couple of games, while the rest of the Nets starters are also counted on more without Finney-Smith. The veteran appears to be progressing well, as Finney-Smith started running again on Friday.