The Dallas Mavericks looked like they were poised to show everyone that they meant business in the first round of the NBA playoffs after grabbing a 2-0 lead over the Los Angeles Clippers. However, Luka Doncic would fail to receive consistent help on the offensive end in the series, especially from Kristaps Porzingis.
As a result, the Mavericks would lose in seven games, causing them to question the makeup of their roster around Doncic moving forward.
Since their first round exodus, reports have surfaced that the Mavericks could welcome a trade involving Porzingis. The pairing of Doncic and Porzingis hasn’t gone as expected, and Dallas realizes that there isn’t time to waste with Doncic as the cornerstone of the franchise.
Of course, part of Porzingis’ struggles can be attributed to injuries and him having to constantly recover from those ailments.Even with his struggles in recent seasons, Porzingis could still drum up interest on the trade market due to him being 25 years old, and he’s a coveted commodity as a big man that can stretch the floor.
In the event that the Mavericks officially field offers for Kristaps Porzingis this offseason, here are a few dark horse teams that could express interest in the Latvian big man.