Kristaps Porzingis trade the Dallas Mavericks could pull off: 5. KP for Wiggins
The Warriors traded D’Angelo Russell for Andrew Wiggins and two draft picks in 2020. The 6’7 Wiggins transformed his game in Golden State. His scoring decreased, but his shooting and defense ticked up. Wiggins averaged 18.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.0 block in 33.3 minutes per game while shooting 47.7 percent from the field and 38.0 percent on his threes.
The Mavs would get financial flexibility sooner. Wiggins has two years and $65 million left on his contract.
The 26-year-old wing has missed just 20 games in his seven-year NBA career. The former number one overall pick may not be a superstar, but he is a steady and reliable role player. The Mavericks would have another switchable forward that knocks down open shots.
The Warriors would add Porzingis’ floor spacing at the five as they attempt to make one final push with their current core. Klay Thompson should be back next season, and the Dubs could build the league’s top offense with KP making them even more dangerous. Adding the Unicorn would also give James Wiseman more time to develop. Putting him next to Draymond Green in the frontcourt could be scary for opposing teams.
Swapping Kristaps Porzingis for Andrew Wiggins will likely be a discussion for the front offices this offseason.
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