NBA insider: Kristaps Porzingis "no longer untouchable"


DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Mavericks have gauged the trade market for Kristaps Porzingis, according to Bleacher Report's Jake Fischer.

"They've definitely sniffed around on him," an assistant general manager told B/R. "They're taking the temperature, because they know at some point it's gonna come around."

And then there's this:

“They’ve kicked the tires on everybody on their roster that’s not named Luka (Doncic),” a league source told B/R. “You know Donnie (Nelson); they’re always tinkering.”

Porzingis has struggled to find consistency on the floor since his return from offseason surgery to repair a torn meniscus. He has appeared in just 17 of the team's 29 games and missed Monday's win over the Grizzlies with a stiff back.

He has, however, shown signs of picking up steam recently, averaging nearly 23 points per game in the month of February on 50 percent shooting from the field and 42.3 percent from three-point range.