The NBA offseason is well underway and there are still many big-name players at the forefront of the conversation. This includes Kristaps Porzingis of the Dallas Mavericks. He will continue to be brought up in trade rumors until Dallas makes a decision. Until then, teams like the Washington Wizards could be seen in conversation.
Dallas originally brought Porzingis to town to pair with Luka Doncic and build a postseason team. That has happened as the Mavericks have been in the playoffs in each of the last two seasons.
The Mavericks have been unable to advance out of the first round but they have turned into a team that is expected to compete every season. When factoring in how Porzingis struggled in Dallas’ latest playoff run with his injury history, could the trade route be explored in the near future?
The Wizard could be that team depending on what they do with Bradley Beal. He has not been moved just yet and by what he has said in public, does not want to be. Washington could end up sending Beal away and jumping into this is a team that has not completed in many years.
Despite a postseason appearance this year, they were not taken seriously as a contender. Russell Westbrook is now with the Los Angeles Lakers and Beal could be on his way out next.
Let’s take a look at what this NBA trade scenario centered around Kristaps Porzingis between Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks could look like in the offseason.
Washington Wizards Receive: C Kristaps Porzingis, G Trey Burke
Dallas Mavericks Receive: F Corey Kispert, F Davis Bertans, G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 2022 First Round Pick Swap
Kristaps Porzingis is a big name in the NBA but it is unknown what his value is at the moment. This would be the second time he has moved because of problems with the team he is on.
Also, Porzingis has been unable to stay healthy over the course of his career, including his tenure with the Dallas Mavericks. When coupling his injury concerns with an underwhelming playoff run, the Mavericks face a situation where their co-star has diminished value.