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Wizards acquire Kristaps Porzingis for Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans, according to report

The Dallas Mavericks forward is coming to the nation’s capital

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Porzingis is coming to DC!
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The Washington Wizards will acquire Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis and a second round pick, apparently for Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The move essentially is an acknowledgment that the Bradley Beal and Dinwiddie backcourt wasn’t working. In addition, Dinwiddie reportedly was not the most likable player in the locker room. He averaged 12.6 points and 5.8 assists per game in Washington. The same could be said for Bertans who had fallen out of the rotation as of late.

Porzingis comes to Washington from Dallas where he averaged 19.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. He previously made the All-Star Game in 2018 while he was with the New York Knicks.

This move makes it clear that the Wizards have no intent of simply tanking this season away. However, it will be difficult to see them make a Top 6 seed in the East given the turnover and losing bouts over the past few months.

Let us know your thoughts on Porzingis coming to D.C. in the comments below.

Welcome to DC, Kristaps!

For more on the trade, Richard Stayman of joined the Bleav in Wizards podcast to discuss who won the trade, how Porzingis fits in the with the Wizards, and his ideal role.