The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a trade with the New York Knicks for All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis, league sources have told ESPN. Reports say that the Knicks and Mavericks have scheduled a trade call with the league office to finalise.
Second-year point guard Dennis Smith Jr. is the centrepiece of the package being sent to New York, as well as expiring contracts on Wesley Matthews and DeAndre Jordan, which makes them potential buyout candidates.
Trey Burke will accompany Porzingis to the Mavericks and salary dumps Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr., according to ESPN.
The Mavs are also working to acquire a first-round pick to include in the deal. They owe their own protected first-rounder to the Atlanta Hawks as part of the draft-night trade to acquire Luka Doncic.
The Mavericks are hoping to re-sign Porzingis, who will be a restricted free agent, to a long-term deal this summer.
"He loves Luka and Dirk," a source told ESPN about Porzingis.
Keep it on lock for more as we get it.