“Unicorn” can once again move forward.
Two years since he landed in Dallas, Kristaps Porzingis could get a new squad this season, according to Jake Fisher of Bleachers Report. Fisher reports that the Mavericks are looking at the business’s interest in Porringis, potentially hoping to withdraw the squad to recover its ailing rescue. The Mavericks sit at 14-15 (ninth in the Western Conference).
“They definitely sniffed around at it,” An NBA exec told Fisher. “They are taking the temperature, because they know at some point that it’s going to come around.”
Porringis was traded to Dallas in 2019 with Trek Burke, Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr. in exchange for Della Jordan, Wesley Matthews, Dennis Smith Jr. and two first-round picks (for a top-10 safety in a 2023 pick). He signed a five-year maximum extension and more than $ 158 million with Dallas in July 2019.
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Porzingis was expected to play the No. 2 man for Luca Doncic, and while he has been on the court for Dallas, he performed: Porzingis averaged 20.4 points per game on 43 percent shooting (35 percent from beyond the arc). Achieved it. The issue is – as it was with the Knicks – Porzingis’ health; The 25-year-old has played just 74 matches in the past three seasons, missing the ’18 -’19 campaign while rehabbing from an ACL tear.
He once again came down on reports of Mawa’s injury while dealing with lower back stiffness.
Since the Dallas Mavericks traded for Kristaps Porzingis on January 31, 2019, they have played 136 games (including tonight). Porkingis has been active in 74 (54%) of those games.
Given the number of games played by him (miss):
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Dallas can improve its defense, sitting in third place in the most prominent rate categories this season.