Even if the Sixers will still face Porzingis down the road as a member of the Mavericks, these future meetings won't be the same or as meaningful since it will have little impact on the Atlantic Division.
Knicks GM Scott Perry said the Knicks were aware of Porzingis' displeasure with the direction of the franchise in recent weeks.
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"It means they're pretty sure they're getting KD", one anonymous executive said to Beck. That's enough cap space to attempt to sign two maximum-salary free agents.
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Dallas will be praised for being bold, just as it was when it acquired Doncic on draft night, and it will be impossible to judge New York's decision without seeing if the front office can actually convince superstars to come to play at Madison Square Garden.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has indicated that Porzingis is unlikely to play this season. Porzingis averaged 22.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in 2017-18 and was named an All-Star in just his third National Basketball Association season. He recently worked out with a coach on the court for roughly 45 minutes, during which he was shooting pull-up 3-pointers and dunking.More news: Super Mario Bros Animated Film Gets Release Date