The Mavericks owner told the Dallas Morning News that a Bleacher Report story alleging the Mavericks « quietly assessed » the market for Porzingis was « incorrect ».
» They were definitely snooping on him, « an NBA assistant director general told Bleacher Report. “They measure the temperature because they know it will come sometime.”
The BR report found that the Mavericks preferred to avail the former Knicks All-Star with a high profile man like the Cleveland Cavaliers Combine center Andre Drummond. SNY reported that the Mavericks specifically asked the Warriors for a possible deal.
The 25-year-old Porzingis, who signed a five-year extension worth $ 158 million in 2019, scores in 17 games this season averaged 20.5 points and 8.2 rebounds, while he has shot a lateral meniscus injury in his right knee 35.2 percent from the 3-point area since returning from surgery in January for repair.
A manager of Western Conference told Bleacher Report that he « looked like a scarecrow » while fighting at the end of the defensive this season, adding, « I’m not sure this guy can protect anyone. »
« And by the way, we’re not happy that one of our players is allegedly being beaten up by a Western Conference Exec, » he wrote on the Dallas Morning News.
“There is no trade discussion. I think they just used it to find out what they think of KP. “
The Knicks passed the 7-3 forward to Dallas while he – along with Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee and Trey Burke – recovered from ACL surgery on his left knee in January 2019. The blockbuster deal cleared the salary cap and gave the Knicks two future first-round picks, including Dallas picking this year.
The Mavs (14-15) ranked ninth on Tuesday reached the Western Conference and « reassess whether [Porzingis] [Luka] Doncic can really support a second option for a competitor, » the report says.
« They have everyone on their squad who is not Luka, the tires kicked, « a source told Bleacher Report. « You know, [Team President] Donnie [Nelson], they always do handicrafts. »
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