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The Mavericks, Knicks Have Reportedly Agreed To Kristaps Porzingis Trade

kristaps porzings during a game with the knicks

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 26: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 26, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Update: The Knicks and the Mavericks have reportedly agreed to a trade featuring Kristaps Porzingis.

The deal is reportedly being finalized.

Earlier: Following the recent reports that New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis is seeking a trade, NBA teams appear to be scrambling to find a way to land the injured All-Star.

According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, five NBA teams are interested in making a deal with the Knicks for their talented star. The NBA trade deadline is next week.

Per Wojnarokwski, those teams are the Brooklyn Nets, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, and the Toronto Raptors.

Porzingis has yet to make his debut in the 2018-19 season, as he is dealing with a prolonged recovery after tearing his ACL in February 2018.

UPDATE: Per Kevin O'Conner of The Ringer, the Dallas Mavericks are also interested in making a deal to land Porzingis.

The fourth pick of the 2015 NBA draft, Porzingis quickly emerged as a potential building block for the struggling Knicks.

He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First-Team in 2016 after averaging 14.3 points and over seven rebounds per game.

The 2017-18 season was poised to be his breakout year as Porzingis averaged a career-high 22.7 points and a three-point conversion rate of .395. He also saw career-highs in blocks and steals.

Unfortunately for the Knicks, he tore his ACL in February and missed the rest of the season. He has not seen the court since.

Per the reports, Porzingis has reportedly become disillusioned by the current front office staff and has indicated that he wants to be moved.