One of the most streaky teams in the NBA this season has been the Dallas Mavericks and while they have one of the best overall talents in the league with Luka Doncic, overall, this roster is not built to be a contender in the playoffs.
Kristaps Porzingis is a really solid frontcourt player and has been over the course of his career, but is he really the second-tier scoring option they need next to Luka Doncic? The Mavs knew what they were getting in Porzingis when they traded for him with the Knicks, but overall, he has not been that impressive in Dallas.
Now in his second season with the Mavericks, the Latvian big man has played in 100 total games with the Mavs to this point, and has averaged 20.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and has shot 36.2% from three-point range.
Again, Porzingis has played his role perfectly with the Mavericks, but quite honestly, I do not believe that he and Luka and win a title in Dallas alone. Either this team will have to add another All-Star caliber talent to their roster or the Mavericks will have to look elsewhere for production next to Luka, ultimately resulting in them trading Porzingis.
There were NBA trade rumors earlier this year that the Mavericks had reached out to some teams about a possible Porzingis-oriented trade, one of those teams being the Golden State Warriors. Could the Warriors be a potential suitor for the former All-Star big man?
Let’s take a look at a hypothetical offseason trade package centered around Kristaps Porzingis going to Golden State to team up with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.