The Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks could embark on a trade that could see some great talent being sent out to both squads, and it could make a lot of sense. Both teams have underachieving players who are signed to big deals in Kristaps Porzingis and Buddy Hield. Could that result in a potential trade in the NBA offseason?
Dallas is coming off a first-round playoff series against the LA Clippers that ended in a Game 7 loss. During that performance, the Mavericks’ supporting cast shot poorly from beyond the arc and showed a real need to add more talent that can attack off-the-catch. Kristaps Porzingis was apprehensive and with it feeling like there always being talk about his ‘fit’ with the team…moving may be ideal.
The Kings, on the flip side, were not in serious playoff contention this year, but could be in the near future. Finding more fitting pieces to surround De’Aaron Fox needs to be a priority and while Buddy Hield fits in nicely with his catch-and-shoot ability, the team now has Tyrese Haliburton that can slot in next to Fox in the backcourt and produce at a high-level.
Porzingis’ trade value has taken a hit since the start of the season. He was coming off a huge set of performances in the NBA Bubble but was a non-factor against the Clippers’ small ball personnel in this year’s playoffs. When factoring in his consistent problems with being able to stay on the court, that’s an issue.
Let’s take a look at a trade scenario involving the Dallas Mavericks that would land Kristaps Porzingis with the Sacramento Kings.