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Kristaps Porzingis trade recap
The Ny Knicks traded Kristaps Porzinigis to the Dallas Mavericks recently.
On the surface the deal looks like a coup for Dallas but let's look closer.
Porzingis as talented as he is, was unhappy, did not want to stay in New York and is coming off a major knee injury. Additionally he will likely expect a max contract next off season.
New York not only cleared cap space but more importantly added two future first round picks and a talented young PG in Dennis Smith Jr.
Dallas are the ones taking the bigger risk. Porzinigs has star level talent but knee injuries in bigs can shorten a players career. Dallas now has no real assets to fill out its starting lineup and will have to hope Doncic is as good as most think he is. New York is taking a risk on luring two superstars but the deal is not without risk for Dallas either.
In our opinion we here at Basketball Rehab believe the Knicks got a clear win. Regardless of what becomes of Dennis Smith Jr, two 1st's is not a bad return for a injury prone star who wanted out.
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