This Kings-Mavericks Trade Is Focused On Kristaps Porzingis

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Sacramento Kings Receive: C/F Kristaps Porzingis, F Sterling Brown
Dallas Mavericks Receive: G Buddy Hield, F/C Marvin Bagley III, F Maurice Harkless, 2023 Second-Round Pick

This trade would see the Sacramento Kings exchange some shooting and depth in exchange for a star frontcourt player. Meanwhile, the Mavs would, obviously, be doing the opposite. This would help them put more depth and shooting around Luka Doncic.

Kristaps Porzingis has played better this year than last year. He’s putting up 20.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.7 blocks while shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 28.2 percent from three-point range. Pozingis’ three-point shooting is well below his career average.

As for Buddy Hield, his shooting splits are a bit down, but he’s still shooting super well from deep in the grand scheme of things. Hield is averaging 15.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.0 assists while shooting 39.0 percent from the field and 38.0 percent from deep.

As for Marvin Bagley III, his numbers are a bit skewed due to not being in the rotation to start the year. Regardless, though, he’s still been somewhat of a disappointment since being the second overall pick. However, he’s still shown some flashes of potential.

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Trading a former All-Star for depth pieces may seem odd, but it could actually help the Mavs in the long run.

As for Sacramento, they’d pair their dynamic backcourt with a great big man. Overall, what are the main reasons for each team to do this deal?

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