Dallas Mavericks gauging the market for a potential Kristaps Porzingis trade

Dallas Mavericks gauging the market for a potential Kristaps Porzingis trade

Dallas Mavericks has been steadily finding their footing as a team, after a disappointing start in the 2020/21 season campaign.

However, the Mavs’ front office are still trying to find ways to improve their roster. As a result, they’re gauging the market for a potential Kristaps Porzingis trade, per Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer.

Porzingis returned from a knee surgery last month being pretty far from his usual self, after making tremendous performances as the running mate of Luka Doncic in the Orlando “bubble”.

The Latvian big averaged 30.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. He suffered a torn meniscus during the first round series vs. the Los Angeles Clippers.

He returned on January 13th in the Mavs lineup as he’s trying to find his footing after another serious injury in his career. Despite gauging the market, Dallas seems to focus on adding a defensive anchor alongside Porzingis for now.

( per Jake Fischer)

“For now, Dallas appears first interested in adding a center to help supplement Porzingis, sources said. The Mavericks have circled Andre Drummond as the Cleveland Cavaliers look to move in a different frontcourt direction of their own, but Dallas has expressed no interest in parting with Porzingis in those particular talks. “They want a big to pair with him,” one league source said. “Obviously with physicality, rebounding, toughness.”

Jake Fischer, Bleacher Report

Kristaps Porzingis has looked the real deal on offense.averaging 20.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game this season.

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