How the Kristaps Porzingis trade affects the NBA

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After writing about Anthony Davis' trade request yesterday (read here), I did not expect another major star to be involved in a trade. This most recent trade, the Kristaps Porzingis trade, was a shock to most of the NBA. Porzingis met with the Knicks ownership and just a few hours later the Knicks sent him to Dallas. For many fans, this was an unexpected turn of events for Knicks' injured star. The trade sent Porzigis as well as Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke, and Courtney Lee to the Mavericks. In return, the Knicks received Dennis Smith Jr, two first round picks, and the expiring contracts of DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews.  This trade should have a profound effect on both

Trade Finder: Dennis Smith Jr.

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The trade rumors that surround Dennis Smith Jr. have persisted for weeks. Reports claim executives around the league are certain that the Mavericks will trade the second-year point guard. The questionable fit of 2 ball-dominant players in the backcourt has prompted these reports and rumors. With Luka Doncic quickly emerging as a star, DSJ seems to be the odd man out. Both are most effective with the ball in their hands, so having them play together would be a waste of talent. I personally believe they are young enough to develop into a stellar backcourt and the Mavericks should be patient. Still, there is a chance the Mavs are set on trading him. If Dennis Smith Jr does end up