Dallas Mavericks: Trading Kristaps Porzingis does not make sense

Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks and Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks and Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Is Kristaps Porzingis part of the Dallas Mavericks’ long term goals? While Dallas seems to think so, rumors seem to think otherwise. The belief around the league is that KP might still be tradable.

Trading away a 25 year-old star who averages 20 points per game, makes absolutely no sense. Whether or not Dallas is really considering a trade, the fact of the matter is Porzingis should be untouchable.

Here are three reasons the Dallas Mavericks should not trade the “unicorn” Kristaps Porzingis

1. Who would Batman be without Robin?

Metaphorically speaking, Luka Doncic is no Batman, but he is definitely deadly and lethal. In order for Luka and friends to reach their full potential, they need KP. When Doncic and Porzingis are on the court together, the duo can work magic.

Against the Spurs the other night fans saw flashes of Luka throwing up lobs to the unicorn. It was almost reminiscent of passes between Dwyane Wade and Lebron James. The fact of the matter is, the duo meshes well together.

With San Antonio in town the other night, Porzingis combined for 28 points with 14 rebounds. Compare that to Luka who had 28 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds. 50 percent of Doncic’s assists were allocated the big guy. So why separate something that isn’t broken?

2. KP is key to a successful playoff run

Against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Dallas Mavericks just flat out fell apart. One of the biggest reasons included the absence of their seven-foot star. When Porzingis was in the lineup, Dallas had a solid second option. In his first player appearance, the unicorn averaged 23.7 points per game in just three games. Who can forget his 8.7 rebounds? Just look at the numbers, in the postseason nobody else on the team was consistent in averaging 20 or more points.

I mean besides Luka, everybody else feel flat. If you really believe trading KP for the likes of players such as John Collins or Andrew Wiggins, there you have some studying to do. Nobody else is going to put up the scoring numbers of Porizingis.

3. You aren’t going to find anyone younger

KP is just 25 years old and he has his life whole career ahead of him. Yes you can call him injury prone and inconsistent, but at the end of the day, his potential is higher than other of the big men in the league.

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Since coming to Dallas from New York, his field goal percentage and rebounding numbers have slightly improved. If you really think about it, Dirk did not make his first finals until he was 27, and he did not win the big game till five years later. Who’s to say KP won’t be like Dirk? It was the unicorn’s status that allowed Dallas to become one of the top offenses last season. So just wait, be patient, and let the 20 year-old grow.

The Dallas Mavericks would be out of their minds to trade Porzingis. Just think, would Tim Duncan really have all those ring if it were not for Tony Parker? Same goes for Michael Jordan, would he be “his airiness” without Scottie? I promise you, the young 20 year-old duo has not reached their full potential just yet.

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So plain and simple, keep KP and let the unicorn flourish.