After a slow start to the season, the Dallas Mavericks could be looking to make some changes to their lineup. As we approach the deadline, Kristaps Porzingis is a name to keep an eye on in NBA trade rumors. This would be more than just a change. Including Porzingis in a package would be a blockbuster move that would surprise the league.
Porzingis missed time at the beginning of the season because of an injury. This has been a problem during his career, and especially during his time in Dallas. When he is on the floor, Porzingis is a great talent, ands we saw that immediately during his time in New York.
In 17 games, Porzingis is scoring 20.5 points per game and is a true second-option within any offense. The Mavericks came into the season with playoff aspirations and do not want to fall too far behind in a difficult Western Conference. This is a move that would certainly shake things up.
The Chicago Bulls are a team that could afford to make a blockbuster deal. They are just 12-15 to this point of the season, even with big names like Zach LaVine and Lauri Markannen.
The Bulls have been near the bottom of the Eastern Conference for years now and this is why they have been linked to rumors since the offseason. It remains a possibility that the front office will decide to move with LaVine or Markannen in the upcoming weeks.
This is where the two sides would be able to get together for a trade. Let’s take a look at a potential blockbuster deal between two struggling franchises.