Golden State Warriors Receive: Kristaps Porzingis, Dwight Powell
Dallas Mavericks Receive: James Wiseman, Andrew Wiggins, 2021 1st Round Pick (via MIN), 2021 2nd Round Pick (via MIN), 2022 1st Round Pick
Kristaps Porzingis has played in 30 games this season, all starts, for the Mavericks. He is averaging 20.4 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest while shooting 36.7% from the three-point line. This would be a massive get for the Warriors. Dwight Powell would also be on his way to Golden State.
In return, the Mavericks would get a replacement big man in Wiseman. He would step into a starting role for a team looking to secure a playoff spot in the second half of the season. Andrew Wiggins and three draft picks, including two first-rounders, would also be going to Dallas.
Wiggins is considered as having one of the worst contracts in the NBA as he is set to earn over $65.1 million over the next two NBA seasons. However, James Wiseman is signed to a rookie contract and that helps to negate some of the negative value that comes with Wiggins’ deal.
The Mavericks wouldn’t be sending out great value deals completely either. Dwight Powell is set to earn just under $11.1 million over the next two NBA seasons, too. He provides decent value as a rim roller but there are legitimate limitations to his game that prevent him from meeting that value.
Let’s take a closer look and see how this NBA offseason trade scenario centered around Kristaps Porzingis would benefit both the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors.