Kristaps Porzingis found out the Mavs traded him while getting a sandwich


Apparently unfazed by the blockbuster trade that went down hours earlier, seven-footer Kristaps Porzingis thought he’d get some grub at a local sandwich shop (East Hampton Sandwich Company in Dallas) Thursday before heading to American Airlines Arena, where the Mavericks would be hosting the Clippers later that night.

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According to Twitter user @jacobaderich, who had also stopped by East Hampton for a late lunch, that’s when Porzingis got out of line to answer a phone call, presumably to learn he had just been traded to the Wizards.

This was his reaction to that news.

You’d think a career-altering call like that would send Porzingis running out of the building, but instead, he got right back in line. Either the 26-year-old was starving or East Hampton makes a darn good sandwich.

Acquired from the Knicks in 2019, Porzingis averaged an even 20 points per game over his three-year stint in Dallas (134 games), though his style of play never quite meshed with All-Star Luka Doncic. The oft-injured big man had missed Dallas’ previous five games with a bruised knee, but was thought to be nearing a return.

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