The Golden State Warriors suffered a massive setback once again prior to the start of the 2020-21 NBA season when Klay Thompson went down for the year with an Achilles tear. What many thought would be an NBA Finals contending season went back to being another season of working just to make the playoffs. Heading into the offseason, the Warriors will look to improve and Dallas Mavericks superstar Kristaps Porzingis could be in their plans.
Porzingis has been rumored to be available via trade and the Mavericks will likely listen to offers again this offseason. If that is the case, the Warriors are expected to have interest in trading for him.
One NBA exec spoke to NBA Analysis Network about Porzingis and his future with the Mavericks. He provided more information and also a nugget about the Warriors wanting to acquire him.
“The Mavericks are more than open to trading Kristaps Porzingis. They listened to a lot of offers ahead of the trade deadline and he will be available this offseason for the right price as well. A team like the Golden State Warriors, who showed interest in him at the deadline and are expected to continue that pursuit in the offseason, would make a lot of sense.”
Can you imagine a starting lineup of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Kristaps Porzingis? They would immediately become an NBA Finals favorite once again. Everything would depend on what kind of price tag the Mavericks had on their star big man.
So far this season with the Mavericks, Porzingis has averaged 20.2 points per game to go along with 8.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. He has shot 47.4 percent from the floor overall and has knocked down 35.9 percent from the three-point line.
All of that being said, let’s take a closer look at this potential fit and how it could work for both the Mavericks and Warriors, along with Porzingis himself.