The Dallas Mavericks are finalizing a trade deal that would allow them to acquire New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis.
Sources confirm @TheSteinLine report: Mavs closing in on deal to acquire Kristaps Porzingis along with Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr. Package to Knicks includes Dennis Smith Jr. and expiring contracts of DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) January 31, 2019
The Mavs would give up guard Dennis Smith, forward Wes Matthews, and center DeAndre Jordan but would acquire guards Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr. in the process.
Dallas beat New York 114-90 Wednesday in what may be forward Dirk Nowitzki’s final game at Madison Square Garden. Now, with the acquisition of Porzingis, the Mavericks have a forward of a similar skill set to replace Nowitzki and pair with rookie guard Luka Doncic.