Pass or purse on Kristaps Porzingis trade for Dallas Mavericks: 2. Pels add KP
Bleacher Report’s Andy Bailey proposed this swap. The Pelicans handed over the primary ball-handling duties to Zion Williamson late in the season, and the 20-year-old star flourished. Expect New Orleans to try to put floor spacers around him this offseason as they look to jump into the playoffs for the first time in Zion’s career.
Steven Adams would give the Mavericks a rim protector and pick and roll partner for Luka Doncic. The 6’11 big man can dominate the paint. He would solve Dallas’ rebounding woes and give them a physical presence inside.
Acquiring Eric Bledsoe makes little sense for the Mavs. His production has declined in each of the last four seasons. The 31-year-old point guard averaged 12.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 0.8 steals in 29.7 minutes per game this year. He is a below-average shooter and is set to make $37.5 million over the next two seasons.
Dallas Mavericks should pass on trade Kristaps Porzingis for Adams and Bledsoe.
The Mavs should have their eyes solely on improving their roster. Swapping KP for Adams is not an upgrade, and Bledsoe is on a negative value contract that would be difficult to re-route elsewhere. Dallas should have no interest in this deal.
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