KEY POINTS

  • The Mavericks could revisit a trade involving Porzingis and Oubre
  • Porzingis' durability is questioned after injury-plagued seasons with the Mavs
  • Oubre may get  a starting nod with the Mavs but needs to co-exist with Doncic

The future of Kristaps Porzingis with the Dallas Mavericks is sketchy, and most are under the impression that he is likely to move out.

There remains no clarity on which team would take him in and there is reason to be apprehensive.

However, there is one team that could try to explore a deal with the Latvian center at the least.

The name of Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Golden State Warriors has been floated as well considering the 25-year-old feels he deserves to be a starter.

Seeing how the former the 15th overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft came off the bench last season with the Dubs, that may not necessarily happen.

A good recourse is to see Oubre test the market and join some other NBA team who could use him as a starter.

According to sources cited by Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, there was some level of interest during the last NBA trade deadline.

With the league now headed to the offseason, there is a chance that this could be reopened once more.

However, there are things to consider. The team is undergoing an overhaul with former president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson and coach Rick Carlisle no longer around.

So whoever Mark Cuban picks to fill up those slots may have the last say.

The main agenda here is finding a team that would take in Porzingis. There appears to be little interest as of this writing.

However, that is subject to change by the time the 2020-21 NBA season wraps up.

Porzingis and Luka Doncic are not necessarily friends on the court, something that Cuban admitted in a previous report.

Between the two, the wise money is that the Mavs would stick with the Slovenian guard over the Latvian center.

Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the Dallas Mavericks Photo: Getty Images | Kevin C. Cox

But a spate of injuries in the past years have raised questions on the durability of Porzingis. Though he has the numbers, there appears to be something lacking.

The Warriors could use someone like Porzingis to shore up its center position.

James Wiseman is there but unfortunately failed to finish the season due to an injury.

Hence, whether it be Golden State or some other NBA team, seeing Porzingis suit up for another team will hinge on his medical first.