Would the Dallas Mavericks make the trade for Kristaps Porzingis again?
The Mavs would do the deal again and are likely to pull off a similar move in the next two years. Hindsight is 20-20. They gambled on a 23-year-old All-Star that was recovering from a torn ACL as the Mavericks gave up three starters and two draft picks to acquire the Unicorn. It was the package befitting a star, but Dallas never saw that level of returns.
Luka Doncic turns 23 years old later this month. He is still the best young superstar in the NBA and one of the league’s top five players. The Mavericks need to find him a co-star to become serious title contenders, but that involves one being available and Dallas having the assets to pull off the deal.
They still owe their 2023 first-round pick to New York from the KP trade. After that conveys, the Mavs have the full cupboard of draft choices to deal in acquiring a second star. The franchise will likely take another swing at acquiring a young talent with superstar potential.
Will the Dallas Mavericks learn any lesson from the Kristaps Porzingis trade when taking their second swing at a co-star for Doncic? How will that impact the team’s future? Let us examine further.