Report: Kristaps Porzingis wanted Mavericks to trade him, feels he has fresh start after coaching change
Players wanting a trade is more common than people realize. But the intensity of trade desire can vary significantly. On one extreme, there’s Ben Simmons, who’s holding out until the the 76ers move him. Porzingis, who requested a trade from the Knicks, seemingly landed on the other end of the spectrum this time.
Porzingis has really underwhelmed since Dallas dealt multiple first-round picks and took on bad contracts to get him then gave him a max contract. He’s less aggressive offensively (though maybe would blame Luka Doncic). Porzingis’ defensive intensity has waned.
But, ultimately, it’s on Porzingis to play better.