The Dallas Mavericks are reportedly doing some preliminary work on a possible Kristaps Porzingis trade. Ahead of the imminent trading deadline, the Mavericks reached out to the Golden State Warriors to assess their level of interest in trading for the Latvian center, via SNY’s Ian Begley.
Porzingis is currently in his second year at Dallas after coming via a New York Knicks trade in May 2019 in exchange for a multitude of assets. However, his development with the Mavericks has been rather slow as he has faced several injuries along the way.
Despite playing with a 7’3 ″ frame, Porzingis still failed to impress in the defensive wing. He is currently averaging 20.5 points on 47.3% of the field with 8.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. Porzingis has only appeared in 17 games this season as he is currently treating a back injury which will keep him even more for their next games.
Warriors may find use for Porzingis during their rotation as rookie James Wiseman is the only promising player in their frontline unit. However, it remains uncertain whether or not the Warriors would agree to trade for an injury-prone player, given that they also have Klay Thompson still healing his Achilles injury.
There is no doubt that the big man is an intriguing prospect with a high cap at the young age of 25. If the Warriors were not to be a viable landing point for Porzingis, it is likely that the Mavericks will continue to seek other partners in order to capitalize on the high value of Kristaps Porzingis and secure valuable assets that can immediately contribute. to the team. .