After trading for Kristaps Porzingis, the Dallas Mavericks are not afraid to lock him in for the long run to pair him with 2019’s Rookie of the Year Luka Doncic. That’s why this offseason, the organization is looking to sign The Unicorn to a 5-year, $158 million max contract.
Restricted free agent Kristaps Porzingis and the Dallas Mavericks will meet when free agency opens on June 30 and the franchise plans to offer Porzingis a full five-year, $158 million maximum contract, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 25, 2019
With a bit of cap space, the Mavs will be looking to make a splash in free agency, hoping that one-two punch is enticing enough for players to come to Dallas.
Porzingis sat out the entire 2018-2019 season after tearing his ACL, so his status is up in the air when it comes to him coming back in the form he was before the injury. Obviously, the Mavs are trusting he will, that’s why they’re offering him the max deal this summer.
Either way, he’ll have more talent around him than he did with the New York Knicks.