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There are multiple reports that the Mavs are looking to move Porzingis and have already reached out to teams.
In fact, Dallas has quietly gauged the trade market for Porzingis, according to league sources, as the Mavericks have begun reevaluating whether the 25-year-old center can truly support Doncic as the second option on a contender. “They’ve kicked the tires on everybody on their roster that’s not named Luka,” one person with knowledge of Dallas’ thinking said. “You know [president of basketball operations] Donnie [Nelson]; they’re always tinkering.”
“They’ve definitely sniffed around on him,” an assistant general manager told B/R. “They’re taking the temperature because they know at some point it’s gonna come around.”
According to one report the Mavs have talked to the Warriors about a trade.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told the Dallas Morning News Kristaps Porziņģis won’t be traded.
Porziņģis is averaging 20.5 points per game and 8.2 rebounds this season with Luka Dončić as their primary leader.
The problem the report says is Porzingis doesn’t play any defense.
“It looks like it’s impossible for him to get in a stance. He looks like a scarecrow out there,” one Western Conference executive said. “You don’t expect him to necessarily be great from the jump, but I’ve watched Porzingis a couple of times this year, and I’m not sure the guy can guard anybody.”
The Mavericks have struggled and are a game behind the Golden State Warriors for the No. 8 seed in the West.
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