The Dallas Mavericks pulled off a surprising blockbuster on deadline day by sending Kristaps Porzingis to the Washington Wizards. His time in Dallas did not go as planned, and the Mavs had to attach a second-round pick in the deal.
The trade shook up the franchise’s roster. They are looking to build a title contender around superstar Luka Doncic, and it became clear that KP would never be their second star. The Mavs agreed to a four-year extension with Dorian Finney-Smith on Feb. 10, and he is a key piece of their roster moving forward. Dallas needs to re-sign Jalen Brunson this summer as they continue to add talent around Doncic.
The Mavericks acquired Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans from Washington in the Porzingis deal. Both could fill gaps in the team’s roster, but what does the team’s depth chart look like after the trade?
Examining Dallas Mavericks depth chart after Kristaps Porzingis trade
The deal allows Dallas to embrace small ball and floor spacing around Luka. The Mavs offense has struggled this season with two big men on the floor clogging the paint when Doncic attacks. The 22-year-old superstar responded with a 51-point performance against the LA Clippers on the night the Mavs traded KP. Expect Dallas to play with a single big man on the floor moving forward.
The Mavericks waived Moses Brown to clear a roster spot for the arrival of Dinwiddie and Bertans. They sent out two big men for a guard and forward, which further push them to play small.
Who will head coach Jason Kidd choose to start? What does the Dallas Mavericks rotation look like without Kristaps Porzingis? Here is a closer look.