Dallas Mavericks Signing Key Player to 4-Year Extension

Now that the trade deadline has passed, all those players whose names have been swirling in rumors can breathe a sigh of relief. Perhaps none more than the Dallas Mavericks' Dorian Finney-Smith, who will now sign a 4-year extension worth somewhere between $52M extension to stay in Big D. 

Finney-Smith, along with Jalen Brunson, were set to become free agents at season's end, and the Mavs wanted to be sure to lock up the "valuable role player and great locker room guy," as noted by ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

Several teams approached the Mavs about a Finney-Smith trade, believing that his upcoming free agency would make him available in the right deal. The 28-year-old 6'7" forward is able to defend several positions, as well as knock down threes at a decent rate. 

Brunson's contract will be a much tougher one to negotiate this offseason, as he's said to be seeking a much larger figure

Earlier in the day, the Mavs brought in a potential Brunson replacement in Spencer Dinwiddie, in the blockbuster Kristaps Porzingis trade.

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