For the second time in his career, Kristaps Porzingis is being traded.
Just before the trade deadline comes to an end, the Dallas Mavericks are trading Porzingis to the Washington Wizards in a deal that includes Spencer Dinwiddie.
Porzingis is a former first round pick of the New York Knicks from 2015, but the relationship between him and the Knicks broke down, which lead to him being dealt to Dallas back in 2019.
He signed a five-year, $158 million extension with the Mavericks, but with the emergence of Luke Doncic, Porzingis was never comfortable playing second fiddle to Doncic,
In 34 games in Dallas, Porzingis averaged 19.2 points and 7.7 rebounds, which were all down numbers from the last two years in Dallas. With Bradley Beal out with a season-ending wrist injury, Porzingis can be one of the main offensive points in Washington now.
Dinwiddie is averaging 12.6 points and 5.8 assists and can help now help Dallas., who is currently the fifth seed in the Western Conference.