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Dallas Mavericks: Playing MythBusters with Kristaps Porzingis trade rumors

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

Mythbusters verdict on the Dallas Mavericks rumors on Kristaps Porzingis trade talks

Are the rumors that the Mavs are talking about Porzingis true? Owner Mark Cuban and head coach Rick Carlisle denied the talks, but the franchise’s ultimate goal is building an annual title contender around Luka Doncic. That means KP names could have come up in the talks.

MythBusters verdict: Plausible

It is impossible to say 100 percent either way, but the Mavericks would be wise to gauge interest in Kristaps Porzingis. They may be able to get a different star that improves their roster and has a stronger track record of staying healthy.

Fans should not expect the Unicorn to be traded, though. His value is at an all-time low. KP has struggled this season and is still working his way back from offseason surgery. The 25-year-old has three years and over $100 million remaining on his contract. Teams are unlikely to be lining up to take on that deal right now.

Why Mavs should trade for Zach LaVine. Next

The Dallas Mavericks can win with Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis as their two pillars. They proved that last season in the bubble. Expect the front office to give their star duo another chance to make magic in the playoffs. Stay tuned to see how it all shakes out.

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