It's anyone's guess how the Mavericks will play, so it leaves them in limbo.
Now mired in an abysmal 10-42 season, the Knicks' only hope is that they'll have the chance to draft a transcendent talent such as Zion Williamson in an effort to convince free agents that they are a desirable destination. Cuban has already said Porzingis probably won't be playing this season due to rehab of an ACL tear from previous year.
Porzingis smiled and said, "We're on the same page". Dallas also got Courtney Lee, Tim Hardaway Jr and Trey Burke in the deal. Naturally, Porzingis was asked about the potential of the Euro duo several times. With Doncic watching from the back of the room, Porzingis expressed excitement about forming a long-term partnership with a playmaker he has been friends with since they were both playing professionally in Spain.
Porzingis said sitting out this season has always been the plan, and he will remain patient despite saying he feels "bouncy" and is excited to get back on the court as soon as possible.
While he is not expected to play again this season, the big man said he was feeling much better after tearing his ACL in February 2018. "He's probably way ahead of the curve... he's way better than I was at 20". "I didn't think when we drafted Dirk [Nowitzki] he was Larry Bird".
Assuming it is Nowitzki's final season, it won't be long before the focus turns entirely toward a pair of young Europeans who will try to bring a second championship to Dallas.
While that might be encouraging for Mavericks fans to hear, the time for Cuban to put his money where his mouth is isn't very far away.
Following New York's 14th straight loss Tuesday against the Pistons, the new Knicks guard was candid with reporters when asked about the trade that sent him from the Mavericks to the team with the worst record in the league. "In today's world of social media and things go a zillion miles an hour and we're going to blink and it's going to be media day in September 2019 and we'll be ready to go".