The 23-year-old big man will probably not see the floor for the Mavericks this season due to his continued recovery from a torn ACL suffered last season, team owner Mark Cuban reportedly told ESPN on Friday.
On the plus side, with the Knicks looking to secure a top 5 draft pick in the upcoming 2019 draft, the loss of our leading scorer in Tim Hardaway Jr. and the acquisition of 3 players each averaging less than 14pts per game could help the Knicks draft odds going into the offseason. He's got the work ethic to be great.
Porzingis, who spent the past three seasons with the Knicks, was part of a seven-player trade between NY and Dallas that came about quickly Thursday afternoon.
Porzingis met with Knicks management on Thursday to express his concern with the losing culture of the 10-40 team. Heck, when you add Dirk Nowitzki to the mix, it's a European basketball fan's dream to see three of the best players from the continent suit up on the Mavs at the same time.
MacMahon further reported that it wouldn't affect the Mavericks' attempts to sign Porzingis to a long-term deal.
The one-year qualifying offer would make Porzingis an unrestricted free agent in 2020, and he could still have the option to sign a five-year designated player max extension with Dallas. "We'll go from there". He had even been named an All-Star until tearing his ACL last February. There's a possibility he will miss the remainder of the season.