The Dallas Mavericks were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs by the LA Clippers. They lost Game 7 on June 6. Nobody expected the next two weeks to provide so much chaos. Donnie Nelson departed after 24 years with the team. One day later, Rick Carlisle resigned after 13 years as head coach. It all came on the heels of The Athletic reporting there was a ton of turmoil in the Mavs front office (subscription required).
Owner Mark Cuban must hire two prominent decision-makers to start the biggest offseason in franchise history. The Mavericks need to improve the roster around Luka Doncic. The 22-year-old can sign a supermax extension this offseason. If the organization wants to keep him in Dallas over the length of that deal, they must start winning.
Kristaps Porzingis was supposed to be the biggest offseason question mark for the Mavericks. The front office chaos changed that, but a massive decision is to come. Dallas needs him to play better or replace him as their second star. Will they trade KP this offseason?
Will the Dallas Mavericks trade Kristaps Porzingis?
The Mavs would be selling low. Porzingis struggled mightily in the playoffs and has not looked the same since his meniscus surgery in 2020. He still has three years and $101 million left on his contract. Dallas should be looking to improve their roster. Dealing Porzingis and making that a reality would be a difficult balance to strike.
Expect the Dallas Mavericks to explore the market this offseason. Here are five teams that could trade for Kristaps Porzingis.
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