Report: Washington Wizards among teams monitoring Kristaps Porzingis

Robert Marvi
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Big man Kristaps Porzingis has been having a nice season for the Dallas Mavericks, but it’s not a lock that he’ll end the season with them.

“There were reports of the Mavericks making Kristaps Porzingis available earlier in the week and while Mark Cuban shot those down, teams around the league are keeping an eye on the situation,” wrote Chris Crouse of FortyEight Minutes.

If Porzingis does become available, the Washington Wizards seem to have interest in him.

“The Wizards are among the teams monitoring the Porzingis’ status with the Mavericks, a source tells,” wrote Crouse. “Washington would have interest in the 7’3″ big man as a potential third star alongside Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal.”

The Latvian native is averaging 20.5 points and 8.2 rebounds a game this season, however, the Mavs have a disappointing 15-15 record.

The Wizards, meanwhile, just ended a five-game winning streak. Although they have a poor 11-18 record on the season, they may have a real shot at making the playoffs by virtue of reaching the NBA’s play-in tournament.

After all, they do have one of pro basketball’s very best and deadliest backcourts.

The league’s trade deadline is on March 25.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif. and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA and NFL fan since he was a little kid in the mid-'90s, and he has always loved soaking up knowledge about both leagues and their respective histories. He feels strongly that sports aren't just entertainment, but also a means for learning life lessons.