Team that could acquire Kristaps Porzingis from Dallas Mavericks: 1. Trail Blazers
Mark this down as the most likely Kristaps Porzingis landing spot. The Portland Trail Blazers fired head coach Terry Stotts and appear set to shake up their roster this offseason. They want to build a title contender around Damian Lillard, but the Blazers have plenty of questions.
The biggest is can they win with Lillard and CJ McCollum sharing the backcourt? Portland made the Western Conference Finals in 2019 but was swept by the Golden State Warriors. The Blazers have been knocked out in the first round every other year since 2017. Portland could look to move on from McCollum in hopes of keeping Lillard happy long-term.
McCollum has three years and $100 million left on his contract. The Mavericks could make a straight swap for Porzingis in a challenge trade. Both teams could improve from the deal and get closer to reaching their goals.
The Dallas Mavericks have a plethora of difficult decisions to make this offseason. Whether or not to trade Kristaps Porzingis is one of the biggest. The decision is franchise-altering. Keeping Luka Doncic in Dallas hinges on the results. Stay tuned for an exciting and important summer for the Mavs.