Age: 26 Height: 6-6 Weight: 205 lbs School: Michigan
The New York Knicks sent shockwaves around the NBA last week when they traded Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks. The deal that sent the young Latvian star to Dallas helped free their books of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee's contracts, further proving their desire to sign not one, but
Dallas fans are about to get their first look at the Mavericks' revamped squad -- well, all of it except the 7-foot-3 grand prize of last week's blockbuster trade -- when All-Star Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Hornets come to town on Wednesday night. Kristaps Porzingis, acquired by Dallas along with Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee from the New York Knicks, isn't expected to suit up for the remainder of the season, Mavs owner Mark Cuban has said. Mavs fans are going to have to wait until next season to see Porzingis team up with his former European league counterpart, NBA Rookie of the Year front-runner Luka Doncic.
A former Michigan backcourt was reunited in New York last year when Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. were signed. Hardaway and Burke went to Dallas in a huge trade. Knicks moved Kritstaps Porzingis and Courtney Lee were also sent to Dallas on this week for Dennis Smith Jr., two distant first-round picks and the expiring contracts of DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews.
Marc Stein, NBA insider for The New York Times, recently joined 1310 AM/96.7 FM The Ticket's Hardline to discuss the blockbuster trade that sent power forward Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks to the Dallas Mavericks. Click below to enjoy the full interview with Stein. On the shock value
The trade deadline is officially one week away and me and my colleagues are going to do our best to make sure you and your fantasy team are well prepared for anything that happens. The Mavericks made a major splash Thursday, acquiring Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee and Trey Burke from the Knicks in exchange for Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews and two future first-round draft picks. With Porzingis in the fold Dallas now has its second building block of the post-Dirk Nowitzki era, with the 7'3 “unicorn” joining forces with prized rookie Luka Doncic.