The Dallas Mavericks shut down any rumors of trades involving Kristaps Porzingis at the NBA trade deadline. This does not mean that he is completely safe moving forward. There could be another blockbuster deal involving Porzingis in the offseason the New Orleans Pelicans could be one of the teams interested.
Kristaps Porzingis came over to Dallas in a blockbuster deal with the New York Knicks. This is a chance for another one to happen in the Mavericks could replenish some of the assets that were lost. Porzingis is affective when he is on the floor but that has been the problem during his time with the Mavericks.
Porzingis is an injury-prone big man and has struggled to consistently stay on the floor. This is where Dallas could get fed up and decide to send him away. There’s a lot to like about what he brings to the game alongside Luka Doncic, but if he isn’t able to bring it all that often, it’s at least worth exploring the trade route.
The Pelicans are an interesting team to keep an eye on because of the current dynamic of their team. They are interested in getting younger and have plenty of expiring contracts to work with. New Orleans is building around Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson. This is a chance to get another star in the organization. Porzingis is a big man they could solidify the frontcourt and bring some more star power to the rotation.
This would certainly be a big splash deal for both sides that would shake things up. Let’s take a look at what a potential deal could look like in the offseason.