Porzingis, Hardaway Jnr and Courtney Lee to Dallas for Wesley Matthews, Dennis Smith Jnr and DeAndre Jordan. Importantly for New York, Matthews and DAJ are expiring contracts whilst they are shedding multi-year contracts for Hardaway Jnr and Lee. Kristaps is a RFA at the end of the season and expressed concerns on the direction of the Knicks.
This could be a great trade for both parties. If Porzingis returns from injury as he was, one of the brightest young stars in the NBA, his partnership with Doncic could be special and a great successior to Dirk. For NYK they have cleared salary and now have around $75 Million in cap space. I take this as a fairly sure sign they have one max Free Agent (Durant) pretty much close to locked in, with room for another, whether that’s Kyrie, Kemba Walker, or someone else. If they land Durant and/or Kyrie/Kemba, and then strike lucky in the lottery with Pick 1 (Zion), then you have the making of a pretty good team.