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Dallas Mavericks: Ranking their 5 players with the most trade value

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

Dallas Mavericks with the most trade value: 3. Kristaps Porzingis

Porzingis took much of the blame for the Mavs’ first-round playoff exit. Luka Doncic was otherworldly in the series, but KP was rendered ineffective. The Clippers are one of the worst matchups for the Unicorn, and LA took it to another level by going small. KP averaged just 13.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks per game. He was not the second star the Mavericks needed to advance.

Fans have been clamoring for a trade this offseason, but it is not that simple. Porzingis has three years and over $101 million remaining on his contract. Over the last four seasons combined, he has played in just 148 games. The injuries are mounting for the Unicorn, and Dallas would be selling low on the 25-year-old former All-Star.

KP’s trade value is difficult to gauge. When healthy, he can play at an elite level. The max contract, injuries, and recent struggles likely have teams shying away from offering a massive package to acquire him.

The Dallas Mavericks should not trade Kristaps Porzingis this offseason. He is healthy and working on his game. Give him time to improve under new head coach Jason Kidd and see where it goes. The best basketball of his career should still be ahead for KP.

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