While we wait for the Anthony Davis trade to drop, the Knicks and Mavericks stole the spotlight with a blockbuster deal on Thursday afternoon.
The Knicks agreed to send 23-year-old star Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavericks, the team confirmed.
The Athletic's Shams Charania broke down the full trade.
Sources: Full players involved in Knicks/Mavericks deal:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 31, 2019
Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee, Trey Burke to Dallas.
Dennis Smith Jr., Wes Matthews, DeAndre Jordan and likely first-round draft pick compensation to New York.
Sources: Dallas' draft compensation to New York in Kristaps Porzingis deal: Two future first-round picks.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 31, 2019
The New York Times' Marc Stein was the first to report that the two sides were nearing a trade.
Porzingis is recovering from a torn ACL and hasn't been cleared to play yet, but when he returns, he will join a Mavericks team that is fighting for a playoff spot. At 23-27, Dallas is 4.5 games out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Warriors are currently the No. 1 seed in the West, and the Kings are currently tied for 9th.
If Porzingis comes back and helps the Mavericks get the No. 8 seed, that would certainly be an interesting first-round matchup for the Dubs.