Celtics’ Kristaps Porzingis Sounds Off On Why Things Didn’t Work With Luka Doncic, Mavericks

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Boston Celtics star Kristaps Porzingis spoke to JJ Redick about why things didn’t work out with Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks.

The Mavericks traded for Porzingis in January 2019 and many people assumed that Porzingis and Doncic would be a dominant duo for the next decade.

However, Porzingis only played in 134 games with the Mavericks before getting traded to the Washington Wizards in February 2022.

Porzingis averaged 20.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.7 blocks with the Mavericks while shooting 44.8% from the field, 34.5% from beyond the arc and 83.1% from the free-throw line. Dallas went 77-57 with Porzingis in the lineup during the regular season.

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Doncic and Porzingis didn’t always get along when they were teammates. Porzingis also dealt with leg injuries during his time with the Mavericks. Dallas ultimately traded Porzingis to the Wizards for Davis Bertans and Spencer Dinwiddie. The Mavericks reached the Western Conference Finals in 2022, where they lost to the Golden State Warriors in five games.

Porzingis played in 82 games with the Wizards before getting traded to the Celtics this past offseason. The former New York Knicks star is averaging 18.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.7 blocks this season while shooting 54.7% from the field, 32.4% from beyond the arc and 80.0% from the free-throw line.

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The Mavericks have Doncic and Kyrie Irving, while the Celtics have Porzingis, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Derrick White and Jrue Holiday. Boston is expected to compete for the championship this season.

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