Dallas Mavericks trade Kristaps Porzingis to Washington Wizards for Spencer Dinwiddie, Davis Bertan

The Dallas Mavericks traded center/power forward Kristaps Porzingis and a second-round pick to the Washington Wizards for guard Spencer Dinwiddie and forward Davis Bertans, the teams announced Thursday.

The Wizards also sent center Montrezl Harrell to the Charlotte Hornets for Vernon Carey Jr. and Ish Smith. And Washington traded guard Aaron Holiday to the Phoenix Suns for cash considerations 

The Porzingis trade represents a major shift for the Mavericks. They had acquired Porzingis from the New York Knicks in a blockbuster deal in 2019 with the hopes that he would be a long-term co-star alongside Luka Doncic.

Porzingis, who has dealt with a series of injuries, including surgeries on both knees, averaged 20.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 134 games for the Mavericks over three seasons.

Porzingis, who has missed the past five games thanks to a bone bruise in his right knee, has two seasons remaining on his five-year, $158 million contract.

"Kristaps is an All-Star player whose unique talents will fit well within our system and allow him to impact the game for us in multiple ways," Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard said.

"He will get a fresh start with our team and provide us with the opportunity to play multiple lineups that feature size, versatility and shooting ability."

In another deal for Dallas on Thursday, the Mavericks and Dorian Finney-Smith agreed to a four-year, $55 million contract extension, sources told ESPN.

Dinwiddie, 28, provides the Mavericks a scoring and playmaking boost. He signed a three-year, $54 million contract with the Wizards last offseason and has career averages of 12.9 points and 5.1 assist

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