Report: Mavericks make trade for Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis
The New York Knicks agreed to trade center Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks in a deal first reported Marc Stein of the New York Times. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN confirmed the deal was agreed upon by the Knicks.
The Mavericks will reportedly acquire Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee in the deal, while sending Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan and Wes Matthews. It will open up salary space for the Knicks.
Porzingis left impression he wanted out
News broke earlier Thursday that the 23-year-old met with Knicks management to discuss the direction the franchise was headed. That conversation left the team with the impression he wanted to be traded, per an earlier Wojnarowski report.
The 7-foot-3 Porzingis has been on the rehab trail since tearing an ACL in February 2018. He was reported in December to be “healing well,” but has been the subject of conflicting reports as to his return.
Meanwhile the Knicks have plummeted in the standings.
This post will be updated.
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