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As the Warriors set up to face the Knicks on Tuesday night, a report provides a reminder about the identity of the team the Warriors are facing now versus the team they faced in the last few years.
This Knicks team has been built after trading away Kristaps Porzingis, around R.J. Barrett, Julius Randle, Emmanuel Quickley and a handful of other young players and veterans like Derrick Rose and Nerlens Noel.
Porzingis, meanwhile, is not exactly looking like the next Dirk as he was supposed to be. That may or may not have to do with the fact that he’s 7’3″ and plays like a shooting guard who is averse to using his size to consistently score inside.
And according to SNY’s Ian Begley and Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer, the Mavericks have been actively gauging interest around the league in Porzingis. One team they’ve shopped Porzingis to? The Warriors.
Porzingis, currently averaging 20.5 points (47.3 percent shooting, 35.3 percent from three) 8.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game, is in the second year of a five-year, $158 million deal.