Should Dallas Mavericks pass or pursue on hypothetical trade?: 4. KP for Wiggins
Following his playoff struggles, fans know Kristaps Porzingis’ name will be in the rumor mill all summer. One deal that has come up frequently is the Golden State Warriors swapping Andrew Wiggins for the Unicorn.
Peter O’Keefe broke the deal down from the Warriors’ perspective over at Blue Man Hoop. He notes Golden State would be gaining upside and the superior talent with the Mavericks adding durability.
Wiggins is not the perfect player for the Mavericks, but he is a 6’7 wing that can score 20 a night. Dallas would owe him north of $65 million over the next two seasons, but they get financial flexibility one year sooner by making the swap.
Verdict: Dallas Mavericks should pass on an Andrew Wiggins for Kristaps Porzingis swap
Wiggins has won one playoff game in his seven-year NBA career. The 26-year-old produces numbers, but his team has qualified for the postseason just once. The Mavs want to win in the playoffs. They are a better team with more upside by keeping Kristaps Porzingis. Hopefully, new head coach Jason Kidd can get the Unicorn more involved and find a way to unlock the best version of him.
KP’s status is something Dallas Mavericks fans will be watching closely this offseason.
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