Wizards trade Spencer Dinwiddie, Davis Bertans to Dallas for Kristaps Porzingis


The Washington Wizards are getting bigger at the trade deadline. Way bigger.

With the clock ticking on Thursday's 3 p.m. NBA trade deadline, the Wizards agreed to trade guard Spencer Dinwiddie and forward Davis Bertans to the Dallas Mavericks for big man Kristaps Porzingis.

The Wizards also receive a second-round pick from Dallas in the deal.

Porzingis, 26, is signed through the 2023-24 season with a player option in the final year of his deal. The 7-foot-3 Latvian is averaging 19.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 34 games for the Mavericks this season.

It's a big win for the Wizards, too, in unloading the massive contract for Bertans, who's failed to be a consistent performer in D.C. since signing a five-year, $80 million deal in Nov. 2020.

After earning the contract with a career year during his first season in Washington (2019-20), Bertans has played an increasingly minimal role in the Wizards offense, down to 14.7 minutes per game this season.

Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard also dealt fan favorite Montrezl Harrell to the Charlotte Hornets (details here) and Aaron Holiday to the Phoenix Suns.