NBA Shocker: Mavericks Finalizing Deal to Acquire Kristaps Porzingis

Enes Kanter

Knicks and Mavericks agree trade for 'unicorn' Kristaps Porzingis, say reports

In exchange for Porzingis, the Knicks will at least be getting back Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, and Wesley Matthews.

Regardless, Porzingis will head to Dallas to link up with fellow European star Luka Doncic, who has been tearing up the National Basketball Association in his rookie season.

For the Mavs, this is about giving Luka Doncic a co-star to build around for, ideally, the next decade-plus.

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As a result of the trade, the Knicks will reportedly have roughly $75 million in cap space this summer, allowing them an opportunity to sign two max contracts.

According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Knicks will also receive a future first-rounder.

The move comes just hours after a report that Porzingis and his agent had met with Knicks management to discuss his concern with the direction of the franchise. The Knicks said in December that Porzingis' knee is making good progress in rehab, but they have not given a timeline for him to return to game action.

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The Knicks and Mavericks have scheduled a trade call with the league office to finalize the deal, sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Porzingis wants to get to know the team and rehab his ACL, so his status is up in the air.

Meanwhile, the Mavericks are now 23-27 in a tough Western Conference, who are likely making this trade as they look to move on from the Dirk Nowitzki era.

On paper, the trade looks like an absolute win for the Mavericks. In the 2017-18 campaign, KP averaged 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 48 games for the Knicks while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from the 3-point line. He could be a terrific component for the Mavericks if he's able to fully recover.

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Once that happened, they chose to trade the All-Star forward who was thought to be one of the key players for their future. This should give them at least a slightly better chance at landing the top selection in the 2019 NBA Draft.

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