Off season targets

#31
Porzingis could be in play for us. Seems like the type of calculated risk I could see us taking…

  1. Shouldn’t cost too much to acquire (due to his contract size)
  2. Young enough to age with our core (25 years old)
  3. Has all star upside/potential
  4. He complements Fox fairly well with his size, shooting, and defense.
Maybe a trade like the one below gets it done…

Buddy Hield
Marvin Bagley
Delon Wright

for

Kristaps Porzingis
Dwight Powell
Trey Burke
Josh Green

Dallas frees up a lot of cap space to potentially lure a true Robin to Doncic’s Batman via free agency. Not to mention they get an elite floor spacer in Hield to stretch the floor even more for Doncic. They take a flyer on Bagley (otherwise he turns into cap space) and Wright gives them a solid, 3&D PG to bolster the guard rotation.

Kings get Porzingis in hopes that he can live up to his potential (and stay healthy). They also get Green who’s an athletic 3&D SG with some ball handling/playmaking potential to take a shot on. Assuming we could resign Holmes to a reasonable amount, the roster would be:

PG - Fox / Burke
SG - Haliburton / Green / Ramsey
SF - Barnes / James
PF - Porzingis / Woodard
C - Holmes / Powell / Metu / Jones
Picks -#9 & #39

Dare I say this trade could make this team better today while also improving the young core/assets for the future?
I think a Buddy-Bagley base for KP actually makes a ton of sense for both teams. Luka gets 2 lights-out shooters next to him in THJ and Buddy and a big who theoretically can rim run for him in the PnR. Kings take the big injury risk, but potentially massive buy-low on KP (who btw, actually still put up a great year, but of course the injury stuff is still massively lingers) since he seems to be wearing out his welcome in Dallas.

Luka
Buddy
THJ || DFS
Kleber || DFS
WCS || Bagley || Powell

It's truly all in on Luka's creation, but those are some pretty desirable skill-sets to have around a dominant creator. Would help maximize him for sure.

I don't know if I try to include Wright, but leveraging a young player like Green is pretty interesting, meaning we essentially turn CoJo and 2 bad 2nds for a former 1st round pick. Not bad.
 
#33
Lol what? Dude has been more injured than Kristaps and has yet to come close to his offensive production, much less Kristaps rim protection and defense.
Kristaps has torn ACLs it's completely different. Yes they've both been injured but for very different reasons.

And to the other poster, yes I meant per36 basically.

The advanced stats is a good point though I wasn't aware of those.

But tbh kristapd has looked like a scrub when I've seen him. Missing outside shots and just getting pushed around.

If he didn't have actually bad injuries I might be down
 
#34
Kristaps has torn ACLs it's completely different. Yes they've both been injured but for very different reasons.

And to the other poster, yes I meant per36 basically.

The advanced stats is a good point though I wasn't aware of those.

But tbh kristapd has looked like a scrub when I've seen him. Missing outside shots and just getting pushed around.

If he didn't have actually bad injuries I might be down
I was in the same boat as you. I've probably seen about 8 Mavs games all year, including the games against the Kings and he's looked like hot garbage nearly every time I've watched. The only time I've ever noticed him is when he's bricking outside shots. Then I looked up his regular stats and was surprised at how solid they looked. Then his advanced stats surprised me even more.
 
#35
I was in the same boat as you. I've probably seen about 8 Mavs games all year, including the games against the Kings and he's looked like hot garbage nearly every time I've watched. The only time I've ever noticed him is when he's bricking outside shots. Then I looked up his regular stats and was surprised at how solid they looked. Then his advanced stats surprised me even more.
So are our eyes deceiving us lol. I wonder how much of those good stats are influenced by playing with the goat luka. Didn't the mavs have like the best offense of all time last year?