Porzingis is heading to the Washington Wizards as part of a trade involving veteran guard Spencer Dinwiddie, according to reports. The move comes a little over three years after Dallas secured Porzingis in a trade with the New York Knicks.
The sweet-shooting Latvian big man was acquired with the hope he would be a franchise cornerstone for the Mavs. However, while Porzingis averaged 20.0 points per game during his tenure in Dallas, injuries plagued him, and he also struggled defensively at times.
Still just 26, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 draft will have a chance to rejuvenate his career in D.C.
This season, Porzingis is averaging 19.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. However, he has not played since January 30 due to knee problems.
Porzingis is under contract the next two seasons with a player option for 2023-24.