The Dallas Mavericks seem to be at odds with Kristaps Porzingis. The 7’3 big man from Latvia is coming off a terrible playoff performance. He averaged 13.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks a night during the seven-game series against the Clippers. He was essentially an overpriced decoy who was an abomination on the defensive end of the court. If he was just a little bit better on both sides of the ball, the series could have ended differently.
The Mavericks must decide if KP is the second superstar that they need to pair with Luka Doncic. Porzingis averaged 20.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game during the regular season, but played in just 43 games. The Unicorn was active in just 60 percent of the teams’ games.
This has been KP’s knock since coming into the league. He is an excellent offensive threat, but he misses too many games. Porzingis is hard to count on, which puts him in a difficult position and spurs dislike from fans.
Why the Dallas Mavericks should not trade Kristaps Porzingis
Mavs fans seem to think it is not possible to see Kristaps Porzingis in Dallas next season. The 25-year-old has produced solid numbers and was an All-Star in New York. He struggled to return from offseason meniscus surgery, but is healthy now. There is still hope that the best is yet to come from KP.
Here are three reasons why Dallas Mavericks supporters should be open to the idea of Kristaps Porzingis staying with the organization this offseason.
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