Mavericks great man Kristaps Porzingis He is said to feel “a thought later” in Dallas amid the rise of young star Luka Doncic.
According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN, the Latvian has been “frustrated” by not being considered a true co-star of Doncic.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has acknowledged that the two are not friends off the court, comparing the situation to Dirk Nowitzki’s relationship with Jason Terry when they played together for the first time.
Porzingis has spent the last two seasons in Dallas and was almost invisible during the team’s first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Meanwhile, Doncic has elevated his game in each of his three seasons with the Mavericks. The Slovenian averaged 35.7 points per game on 49% shooting from the floor during the postseason.
After the 7th loss of the Mavericks game, Porzingis expressed frustration about how it was used throughout the series. When the offseason begins for Dallas, the franchise may have to consider making it available in commercial discussions.
They may have already done so.
Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report he reported in February that the Mavericks had “quietly lowered the commercial market for Porzingis.” His report also said that some of the laws had acidified Porzingis as a fundamental piece of an NBA roster.
The New York Knicks traded Porzingis to the Mavericks in 2019. If he is changed again, he will be part of his third team in four seasons.