The Brooklyn Nets entered the postseason as the favorites to win an NBA Championship but there were some extreme circumstances. Brooklyn dealt with some injuries and ran into a team that put it all together at the right time. Now, the so-called super team is home and focused on the offseason.
Kevin Durant was a one-man army during the postseason. Both Kyrie Irving and James Harden were dealing with injuries that forced them to miss some time. Even when Harden returned, he did not look like himself. Joe Harris struggled and the bench play for the Nets was a non-factor.
Add all of this together and it is a disappointing finish for a team that was expected to win a title. The Milwaukee Bucks put it together and won a game seven in Brooklyn. The Nets have made some huge moves and this could be another.
Kristaps Porzingis has been vocal since entering the league. The newest rumor is that he is unhappy with being below Luka Doncic in Dallas. This is unavoidable given the player that Doncic is. He is one of the best players in the league and will continue to improve.
The Mavericks originally added Porzingis in hopes of becoming a staple in the postseason. They have not made it in back-to-back years and were the fifth seed this season, both have ended with first-round losses to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Dallas could want to move Porzingis if he is truly unhappy with the situation. Here is a deal that could help both sides in the offseason.
Brooklyn Nets Receive: C/F Kristaps Porzingis and F Maxi Kleber
Dallas Mavericks Receive: G Spencer Dinwidde (sign-and-trade), G/F Joe Harris, C DeAndre Jordan, 2021 first-round pick, and 2021 second-round pick (via IND)