The Golden State Warriors are currently the eighth-seed in the Western Conference at 13-12. As we approach the NBA trade deadline, they could be one of the aggressive teams looking to make a move. This is a deal that could get them back into championship contention. The Dallas Mavericks are not off to such a hot start at 12-14.
Golden State is being led by Steph Curry. He is scoring 29.6 points per game while producing a staggering 1.172 points per possession — leading all 22 players with at least 500 scoring possessions. After missing time last season because of an injury, Curry is back and looks like his old self.
Nonetheless, he is alone on the perimeter with Klay Thompson out for the season with a torn Achilles. The Warriors have been inconsistent to begin the season and this is because of the configuration of their lineup. They have been linked to some big-name players as we creep closer to the NBA trade deadline and a blockbuster deal could be in the works.
Dallas is another team that could use a shakeup. After clinching a playoff berth a season ago, the Mavericks were hoping to become a staple in the postseason. They have not looked like the same team early on and this has placed them 13th in the Western Conference.
Luka Doncic is looking like an MVP-caliber player this season averaging 27.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 9.3 assists per night. He is the franchise player in Dallas and will be for quite some time. In this deal, Kristaps Porzingis is the name that would be on the move.
Porzingis would go a long way for the Warriors. The fit seems perfect and this is what it might take to land Porzingis on the third team of his career.