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Report: Dorian Finney-Smith signing four-year, $52M contract extension with Mavericks

Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith

SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 31: Dorian Finney-Smith #10 of the Dallas Mavericks looks on during the game against the Sacramento Kings on December 31, 2021 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Update: Finney-Smith’s extension is actually worth the largest-allowable amount (four years, $55,560,960), according to Spotrac.

By trading Kristaps Porzingis to the Wizards for Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans, the Mavericks trimmed more than $9 million of guarantee salary from their payroll for the summer of 2023. Dwight Powell’s, Maxi Kleber’s, Boban Marjanovic’s, Trey Burke’s and Sterling Brown’s contracts all end that year, too.

But before getting too excited about Dallas’ 2023 cap space…

The Mavericks are signing Dorian Finney-Smith to a four-year contract extension.

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Finney-Smith was eligible for a four-year extension worth up to $55,560,960. It’s surprising he took less.

Originally added as an undrafted free agent in 2016 then re-signed to a relatively cheap deal a few years ago, Finney-Smith has emerged as a dependable starting forward in Dallas. He’s a versatile defender and above-average 3-point shooter. The 28-year-old could have helped plenty of teams if he explored free agency this summer. But he gets financial security now.

Jalen Brunson is also eligible for the same contract extension (four years, $55,560,960). He appears more likely to test free agency.