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Dallas Mavericks: 5 teams that could trade for Kristaps Porzingis

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Team that could acquire Kristaps Porzingis from Dallas Mavericks: 2. Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder could trade for any player this offseason. They have proven willing to take on negative contracts for draft pick compensation. The Thunder could start going the other way. They have 18 first-round picks in the next six drafts combined after their recent Kemba Walker for Al Horford swap. Oklahoma City will have to offer some of those up for veterans in the future.

The most likely deal is out the window after Horford was sent to Boston. Dallas could look to acquire Kemba Walker, but his injury history is worrisome. The Unicorn could end up in Oklahoma City in a salary dump trade, but the Mavericks should have no interest in that type of deal.

The recent trade took the Celtics out of the running for Kristaps Porzingis. They are going to use Horford, Robert Williams, and Moses Brown at the five. KP and Horford sharing the frontcourt is a non-starter, so do not expect to see Porzingis wearing Boston green next season.

A three-team trade is not out of the question. The Thunder are going to have cap space and roster spots available making them the perfect partner in a three-team deal. That is the clearest path to Oklahoma City acquiring Kristaps Porzingis this offseason.

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