The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a surprise trade for one of the most talented young players in the National Basketball Association, the New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis, according to multiple reports.
Courtney Lee, who also has two years remaining on his contract, has only appeared in 12 games this season for the Knicks, averaging 4.7 points in just 13.3 minutes per game.
It took shape today at lightning speed.
The trade comes on the heels of a tense meeting between Porzingis and Knicks management this morning. Less than an hour later, when ESPN published the. That conversation left the team with the impression he wanted to be traded, per an earlier Wojnarowski report.
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The 7-foot-3 Porzingis has been on the rehab trail since tearing an ACL in February 2018.
The trio has been mentioned in Los Angeles Lakers trade rumors that involve Davis, and each reacted to news of Porzingis being sent to the Mavericks.
The Knicks are now sitting at the bottom of the National Basketball Association this season with a 10-40 record, while the Mavericks are 12th in the Western Conference at 23-27. Additionally, ESPN is also reporting that Dallas is looking to acquire a first-round draft pick from NY as well.
The 7-foot-3 Latvian's name surfaced in trade rumors this week nearly immediately after news broke that New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis had requested a trade.
The move sets the Knicks up to rebuild a roster.
The contracts of both DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews are expiring this season, but have produced for the Mavs this season.