Are the Mavericks Shopping Kristaps Porzingis?
The Mavericks' disappointing season could have major consequences.
Dallas is reportedly shopping the unicorn Kristaps Porzingis, according to Bleacher Report.
Bleacher Report reports that the Mavs have "quietly gauged the trade market for Porzingis ... as the Mavericks have begun reevaluating whether the 25-year-old center can truly support [Luka] Doncic as the second option on a contender.
"They've definitely sniffed around on him," an assistant general manager told Bleacher Report. "They're taking the temperature because they know at some point it's gonna come around."
Another report, via SNYtv, says the Mavericks reached out to the Warriors to gauge their interest in trading for the No. 4 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
But those reports might not be true.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban denied that the franchise is shopping Porzingis.
As the Porzingis trade-talk smoke billows, I asked @mcuban about reports that Mavs have gauged @kporzee trade value.— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) February 23, 2021
"It's not accurate," he says. "We have not discussed him in a trade at all. Has not happened."
With a month until the NBA trade deadline, expect more rumors about Porzingis' availability to pop up.
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