Should the Washington Wizards sell high on Kristaps Porzingis?

Kristaps Porzingis of the Washington Wizards (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Kristaps Porzingis of the Washington Wizards (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Washington Wizards have been incredibly inconsistent this season as they once again aim to be continuously mediocre. One of the few bright spots for them through their tough times has been the resurgence of Kristaps Porzingis.

Porzingis was once deemed the future of the league in his time with the New York Knicks before tearing his ACL and being reduced to a weird and inconsistent role for the Dallas Mavericks. He has once again reached Unicorn status on his third team.

However, with Kyle Kuzma seemingly out on the Wizards and Bradley Beal being practically untradable, should the Wizards try to flip their newfound All-Star caliber player for a haul of young talent?

There is a great argument for either choice with Kristaps Porzingis.

To get the obvious out of the way, Kristaps Porzingis is a borderline All-Star who still has a few years left on his prime. The Wizards could easily capitalize on his talent and try to contend with a retooled roster.

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That being said, Porzingis is an injury prone player who can’t really play smaller roles. If he does go through another serious injury, he probably will not be able to recover from it. This makes planning a future with the All-Star very difficult.

Finding a team willing to gamble on Porzingis’ health may be far easier than trying to build a team around him with what assets the Wizards have available. Trading him may just be the best option.

There are likely a few teams who would be willing to make a deal for the big man. Those could possibly include the Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, or the Atlanta Hawks. All of which are looking to capitalize on the talent they currently have on the roster.

If the Washington Wizards decide that it’s time to move on from Kristaps Porzingis, nobody would blame them, they are in a difficult position. This may just be their best shot at returning to contention.

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