Why Dallas Mavericks should not trade Kristaps Porzingis: 1. Health
Kristaps Porzingis is finally, for the first time in his career, entering the offseason healthy. This is a massive step for Porzingis. He finally gets to work on his game and improve in areas where he has regressed.
The biggest issue is on the defensive end. He appears to have lost a step. Working on his footwork and positioning inside should help. Porzingis needs to trust his knees and be more active on that end of the floor.
KP should try to work with Luka Doncic some this summer. They must try to repair their somewhat troubled relationship. Being healthy is the first of many steps KP needs to take this offseason, but meshing better with Luka is the second most important thing he can work on.
With the integration of a new head coach and a healthy offseason, one can imagine KP will improve his already above-average regular-season numbers. Hopefully, that will transition into the playoffs.
One thing Kristaps Porzingis has going for is the trust of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. The billionaire has openly denied any trade rumors surrounding the big man. If the Mavs do keep KP and he improves his game this summer, fans will have no issues welcoming him back with open arms.