Report: Mavs to meet with Porzingis, offer the max
NBA.com Global on Jun 26, 2019 07:19 AM
FILE - Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis practices before the team's NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Dallas, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
NBA.com staff report
When free agency opens on June 30, the Mavericks plan on offering Kristaps Porzingis a five-year, $158 million max deal, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
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
According to Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix, Porzingis seemed to forge a solid relationship with rookie Luka Doncic last season.
Unclear what contract route Porzingis takes. But I’m told KP forged a strong connection with Luka Doncic in his short time in Dallas and has enjoyed his experience with @mcuban. Seems like a good long term fit.— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) June 25, 2019
The 23-year-old Porzingis was acquired by Dallas in a blockbuster deal with the New York Knicks before the trading deadline but hasn’t played for the club. He missed the 2018-19 season after tearing a ligament in his left knee in what turned out to be his final game for the Knicks in February 2018.