BREAKING - Porzingis Traded To Mavericks

Porzingis Traded To Mavericks

By Shawn Johnson

January 31, 2019

The NBA world has gone mad since the New York Knicks announced Thursday that they have traded their All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks. Along with Porzingis, the Knicks also sent Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee to Dallas in the trade. In return the Knicks will receive Dennis Smith Jr, Wesley Matthews, Deandre Jordan and two future first rounders from the Mavericks.

The Latvian Forward Kristaps Porzingis is the center of this blockbuster trade. Porzingis has been very vocal about his frustrations with the Knicks organization in recent months. There were many teams interested in trading for Porzingis, including the Miami Heat who were looking for someone to help them bring their team back into the title picture. Moving on from Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee just saved the Knicks a lot of money. Bringing in Matthews and Jordan is an interesting move, especially since they both have expiring contracts coming up.

"As is standard for this time of year, we were exploring various options on potential trades." Knicks General Manager Scott Perry said in a statement. "Considering the uncertainty regarding Kristaps' free agent status and his request today to be traded, we made a trade that we are confident improves the franchise. We Thank Kristaps, Tim, Courtney and Trey for their contributions and wish them all the best."

With this trade, it's clear the Mavericks have every intention of resigning Porzingis during the summer. With the help of veteran Dirk Nowitzki and Luka Doncic, this Mavericks team is going to set the NBA on fire.

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