Dallas Mavericks Sign Dorian Finney-Smith

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Dorian Finney-Smith
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Stacy Stine Cary is a former owner at Patland Oil, where her responsibilities included bookkeeping and landman work. She was mentored by her father and brother for over 20+ years in the oilfield. Outside of her career, Stacy Cary enjoys watching sports, particularly the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team.

The Mavericks recently signed free agent forward Dorian Finney-Smith. Unselected in the 2016 NBA draft, Finney-Smith is a welcome addition to the Mavericks’ roster as the team continues scouting for younger, faster, and more athletic rookies. Finney-Smith is expected to bring more versatility to the team.

A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, Finney-Smith entered college at Virginia Tech but eventually transferred to the University of Florida, where he played his final three collegiate seasons. He played 134 collegiate games and averaged 10.7 points and 7.1 rebounds in 28.6 minutes per game.

Finney-Smith’s 1,220 points playing for Florida rank him 36th in the school’s history. Moreover, he holds the distinction of being the first Florida player to score 1,000 points after transferring from another college.

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Offensive Records in Texas Rangers History

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Texas Rangers
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The proprietor of Holistic Health of Texas, Stacy Stine Cary is also a mentor with Tech Wildcatters in Dallas. When she is not overseeing the evolution of promising startup organizations, Stacy Cary enjoys following Texas Rangers baseball.

Between 2001 and 2002 Alex Rodriguez enjoyed two of the finest offensive seasons in Texas Rangers history. Rodriguez finished 2002 with an 8.8 wins above replacement (WAR) rating, the highest such figure in franchise history, while his 2001 campaign ranks fourth at 8.3. More tellingly, his offensive WAR ratings for 2001 and 2002 rank first and second for all Rangers players, respectively. Additionally, Rodriguez ranks first and second in total bases, homeruns hit, and runs created for the 2001 and 2002 seasons.

His 133 runs scored in 2001 and 125 runs in 2002 place first and second, respectively, in clubhouse history, while his 201 hits in 2001 rank among the franchise’s top 10 most productive hitting seasons. Rodriguez finished 2002 and 2001 with slugging percentages of .623 and .622, both among the top 10 slugging percentage seasons for the franchise. His 2001 and 2002 on base plus slugging percentages also ranked fifth and sixth, respectively.

An Overview of Texas Rangers Baseball

Stacy Cary is a lifelong resident of Texas. She has spent time as an administrator with Patland Oil Co., and as the owner of GeOasis. Outside of work Stacy Stine Cary enjoys following Texas Rangers baseball.

The Texas Rangers franchise joined Major League Baseball (MLB) in 1961 as the Washington Senators. The team competed for 11 seasons under that name, finishing with a winning record on just one occasion. The franchise’s results improved after relocating to Texas, registering five above .500 seasons over the course of its first decade. In 1994 the Rangers won the American League West division for the first time in franchise history. Two years later the team would make its first postseason appearance, losing a division series to the New York Yankees.

The Rangers would contest additional division series in 1998 and 1999. The 1999 team went 95-67 in the regular season, the franchise’s best mark at the time. After a 10-season playoff drought the Texans would win their division for a fifth time on their way to the Rangers’ World Series debut. The team lost in five games to the San Francisco Giants. In 2011 the Rangers made a second consecutive run to the World Series, this time pushing the St. Louis Cardinals to seven games before eventually falling.

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks

A Texas native, Stacy Stine Cary spent more than 13 years running her own business, GeOasis. In her free time, Stacy Cary enjoys following Texas professional sports, particularly the Dallas Mavericks.

A native of Wurzburg, Germany, Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki was selected as the ninth overall pick in the 1998 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft. At 20 he debuted during the Mavericks’ 1998–1999 season, the franchise’s 19th with the league. The team had previously qualified for the postseason just six times, winning only four playoff series. Nowitzki proved to be a wise selection for Dallas, as their postseason luck changed almost immediately. The Mavericks struggled during the rookie’s first year, but ahead of the 1999–2000 season Nowitzki took on a larger role. He averaged over 17 points while playing nearly 36 minutes per game, leading the team to 40 wins for the first time in a decade.

It was during Nowitzki’s third year, the 2000–2001 season, that Dallas truly became a powerhouse in the NBA’s Western Conference. The team finished the year 53–29 and advanced to the second round of the playoffs. Nowitzki then led Dallas to 12 consecutive playoff berths and 14 postseason runs in 15 years. During the playoff streak he averaged a minimum of 21 points and more than six rebounds per season while regularly shooting around or above 50 percent.

With Nowitzki, the Mavericks have reached the Western Conference Finals three times. In 2006 they progressed to the NBA Finals for the first time, but fell to the Miami Heat. They returned to the Finals in 2011, this time defeating the Heat in six games, and Nowitzki was named Finals MVP.