Mavericks want to reach longterm extension with Porzingis
The Mavericks want to sign former Knicks Kristaps Porzingis to a longterm deal this summer.
Though talks cannot officially tip off until July, the Dallas Mavericks are jumping through all the necessary hoops to set the stage for a longterm deal with Kristaps Porzingis.
Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports the team has recently added Porzingis’ personal trainer, Manolo Valdivieso, to its training staff and he has been traveling with the Mavericks, something Valdivieso did not do during Porzingis’ time with the New York Knicks.
“Nobody has any problem of the territory,” Porzingis said of Valdivieso’s relationship with the other trainers, according to Townsend. “It’s all open and we’re all working together. That was something that I wanted to have. And I’m happy that the Dallas Mavericks organization and the people who are here are so open and so willing to help us out with anything.”
Porzingis, acquired in February from the Knicks, won’t play this season after suffering a torn ACL a year ago while with New York.
“They had a plan in place,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said of Porzingis and his advisers. “And we’re helping facilitate them executing their plan. And I know our trainer, strength coaches and medical [staff] are adding value to it.
“It’s a win-win as far as I can see.”
After the Latvian star and the Knicks did not agree to a contract extension last fall, Dallas cannot being negotiations with his representatives until July 1.
Porzingis, who will be a restricted free agent, has the option of accepting a one-year qualifying offer of $4.5 million from the Mavericks and then have the right to become an unrestricted free agent the following summer or signing with another team, with Dallas having the right to match.
The Mavericks hope, though, is to agree to a five-year, $158 million extension, an agreement that would commence at $27.25 million next season, a prospect Porzingis would seem to favor.
“I love it here so far,” Porzingis said. “I’ve been extremely happy here.”
Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle recently joined the Dennis and Cowlishaw show on ESPN Dallas 103.3 [KESN-FM] to provide some insight on the offseason ahead for Luka Doncic. Here are some of the highlights:
What are we going to see in Luka Doncic's growth if he puts in the same kind of work in his first offseason guys like Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash did in their first couple of offseasons?
Carlisle: "The possibilities are really infinite. He can really take this to whatever level he commits to. Our job is going to be to give him the tools for success by being there for him, being in the gym with him, giving him the right things to work on, giving him the right conceptual things that he needs to do to help our team to continue to get better - but it's a slow climb.
"Go back to when Dirk was a rookie - and he didn't have this kind of success his rookie year. In his case, that really drove him even harder. And one thing that Luka is going to have to take away from this -- which is difficult if indeed he does win rookie of the year, which I agree with you he will - to not over-celebrate that success and just feel like you've kind of arrived. That's one of the traps that can happen.
"We talked to him about that [Friday] and how, look, this gets harder and you're going to have to dig in even more. We had a great meeting with him, and I think he has an understanding of what needs to happen. But from this point going forward, it's all about the work."
What is his summer going to look like - the balance between work and rest?
Carlisle: "Well, there will be a period of rest now. He'll be back in Dallas for a week in May and a week in June with our other young guys to do a developmental week twice. And I'm going to go to Slovenia at a certain point - I don't want to advertise when it is because I don't want it to be a media circus - to get in the gym with him along with one of our other staff guys.
"Look, we've got to set the tone for the importance of this summer for him. It's got to be the right amount of rest, and the right amount of hard work. He hasn't had this long an offseason in any time in recent years. All the EuroLeague stuff has been going well into June, and he's always been on one of the good teams. And so every day is going to be a day where he's got to decide - what is it today? What is it today to move to tomorrow and keep getting better?
"If he approaches this summer the way that I believe he's going to, he's going to have a chance to keep moving his career upward and upward and upward."
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Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell will decline his player option for the 2019-20 season to enter unrestricted free-agency this summer, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Had Powell elected to exercise his option, he would have earned $10.2 million next season and become a free agent in 2020. – via Yahoo! Sports
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