How the Kristaps Porzingis trade affects the NBA

kristaps porzingis trade nba

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: Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies Trade

The Memphis Grizzlies need a trade. Reports recently came out that the Memphis Grizzlies are open to trading their franchise cornerstones, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley. This may be overdue, as the grit and grind style of Memphis is ineffective in today's NBA. Luckily, the team can build around Jaren Jackson and finally look towards the future. As the grit and grind era comes to an end in Memphis, I looked for what trades can be made to jumpstart the Grizzlies rebuild. Trade #1 Grizzlies Recieve: Reggie Jackson, Jon Leuer, Stanley Johnson, 2019 1st Round Pick (Top 10 Protected), 2019 + 2020 Second Round Pick Pistons Recieve: Mike Conley, Omri Casspi For the Grizzlies, they manage to recoup decent value for their aging star on