This Mavericks-Thunder Trade Features Kristaps Porzingis

Kristaps Porzingis
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The Dallas Mavericks were a big team to watch entering the NBA regular season. After two straight postseason appearances, Dallas was looking to advance and continue to be a threat in the Western Conference. They have one of the best players in the league and might want to continue to reshape the rotation around him.

The Mavericks have been eliminated by the Los Angeles Clippers in each of the last two years. This is something that caused a bit of an uproar last season after a game seven loss. Kristaps Porzingis was one of the players who were unhappy and that might be the case this year as well.

Porzingis was allegedly unhappy with his position next to Doncic and this could cause the Mavericks to look into a trade. If this happens, they would be able to get a nice return to build some more depth for the latter part of the season.

The Oklahoma City Thunder could be interested in the big man. This is a franchise that has been rebuilding for years now. The team has sent away plenty of big names but in this case, they would be able to acquire one.

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander signed a contract extension in the offseason and this gave the Thunder a clear direction. Sam Presti has been interested in moving stars for draft capital and has done his job well. Now, Presti could be looking to put another star next to Gilgeous-Alexander.

If this is the deal that could happen, it would benefit both sides in different ways. Let’s take a closer look and see how the trade would be shaped if the two sides were able to come to terms.