Trade Deadline Day's other blockbuster
My latest This Week In Basketball assemblage of around-the-league notes leads off by examining the end of the Kristaps Porzingis Era in Dallas and adds more on James Harden-for-Ben Simmons
There was no sense of triumph when the Dallas Mavericks gave the NBA trade deadline its most unforeseen jolt by trading Kristaps Porziņģis to Washington.
Relief? Yes. Reason to celebrate? Not even close.
Three years and 10 days after trading Dennis Smith Jr. and two future first-round picks to the Knicks for Porziņģis and Tim Hardaway Jr., Dallas — to b…