Dallas Mavericks: Pass or pursue on 4 proposed Kristaps Porzingis trades
By Tyler Watts
The Dallas Mavericks are entering an important offseason. They have been eliminated in the first round of the playoffs for two straight years by the LA Clippers. Luka Doncic could not be stopped, but the roster around him was not skilled enough. The Mavs need to add talent and now. The 22-year-old superstar is expected to sign a max extension this offseason, but he will not stay in Dallas unless the team wins.
There will be plenty of focus on Kristaps Porzingis this summer. The Mavericks acquired in the Unicorn in 2019 to be Luka’s co-star, but injuries and underperformance have everyone questioning what Dallas can get from KP moving forward. He has three years and over $100 million remaining on his contract. Do the Mavs sell low this offseason?
Porzingis was a virtual non-factor in the playoffs. The Clippers are a difficult matchup because they have a plethora of oversized wings to throw on the Unicorn, but a player making $30 million a season cannot average 13.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks in a playoff series if the team wants to win a title. Did it push the Mavericks to trade KP?
Will the Dallas Mavericks trade Kristaps Porzingis this offseason?
Expect the front office to at least explore the market, but finding a deal will not be easy. The Mavs should have no desire to take a step backward to move off of Porzingis’ contract. They are trying to win now. Can they find the right trade partner?
Fans have seen Kristaps Porzingis trades popping up all over. Should the Dallas Mavericks pass or pursue these recently proposed deals? Let us take a closer look.
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