Report: Mavericks plan to offer Kristaps Porzingis $158M max contract


Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis practises before the team's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Dallas, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (LM Otero/AP)

The Dallas Mavericks plan to offer restricted free agent Kristaps Porzingis a five-year, $158-million max contract when free agency opens on June 30, according to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania.

Porzingis hasn’t played in an NBA game since tearing his left ACL on Feb. 6, 2018 as a member of the New York Knicks.

The 23-year-old forward was dealt to the Mavericks in January 2019 but, due to his knee injury, has yet to take the court in a game for Dallas.

The Knicks selected Porzingis with the fourth-overall pick in the 2015 draft – infamously making a young fan cry – and the Liepaja, Latvia native played 186 games in the Big Apple over 2.5 seasons, averaging 17.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and two blocks.

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