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Dallas Mavericks: What could they get for Kristaps Porzingis in a trade?

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks traded for Kristaps Porzingis in Jan. 2019. They viewed him as the perfect complement to budding superstar Luka Doncic. The Mavs were hoping for better health and continued improvement from the Unicorn. The All-Star was a proven rim-protector and floor spacer with immense potential.

Things have not gone as the Mavericks planned. KP sat out for the remainder of the 2018-2019 season as he continued to rehab after ACL surgery. He got off to a slow start last season following the 20-month absence. The Mavericks were cautious with their star after inking him to a five-year max contract. He played 58 games and looked unstoppable during the Walt Disney World restart, but another knee injury cropped up in the playoffs to end his season early.

Porzingis is off to a slow start this season. He missed all of training camp and the first nine games of the regular campaign recovery from the offseason surgery. KP has struggled on the defensive end of the floor and is still working his way back. Fans got a surprise on Feb. 22 as Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer reported the Mavs had trade discussions involving the Unicorn.

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What could the Dallas Mavericks get for Kristaps Porzingis in a trade?

There may be no truth to the trade rumors. The Mavericks are notoriously tight-lipped in discussions, so fans should take the report with a grain of salt. Owner Mark Cuban denied the Mavs shopped Porzingis on Tuesday.

What if the Dallas Mavericks are testing the trade market on Kristaps Porzingis? Could they get back another star? What would the return look like for KP? Let us take a closer look.

Next: KP's value based on production

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