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Knicks dodge a bullet as Kristaps Porzingis turns into most expensive role player

Two years ago, the New York Knicks were the butt of the joke for trading away a rising star Kristaps Porzingis.

The Dallas Mavericks won the trade via landslide in the eyes of the majority. But after watching Porzingis turned into the most expensive role player in the league during the playoffs, it appears the former Knicks’ regime had the right foresight.

For two years, Porzingis has failed miserably to live up to the expectations that came with the $158 million contract extension he signed with the Mavericks after the trade. His health and diminishing on-court production has raised more concerns than playoff success for the Mavericks.