Luka Doncic: “Obviously we’re going to miss KP, we were building something great here”

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Luka Doncic reacts to the news of Kristaps Porzingis’ trade hours before he posted a new career-high with 51 points

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

After three seasons in Dallas with the Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis was included in a trade that sent him to the Washington Wizards for Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans.

Long-term teammate Luka Doncic, who scored a new career-high of 51 points in Dallas’ win over the LA Clippers Thursday, commented on the trade, which came as a shock for the NBA world.

“Obviously, we’re going to miss KP,” Doncic told reporters after the game. “We were building something great here. It didn’t obviously work out”.

“I wish him the best, and we’ve got two new guys who are welcome on the team”, added the Slovenian All-Star. “Bertans is a great shooter. Dinwiddie can put the ball on the floor, and he can score. The NBA is a business. He [Porzingis] went through a lot with the injuries. I think this year, he was way better. Like I said, the NBA is a business, and I wish him the best in the future.”

Doncic further explained that he trusts in the moves made by Mavs GM Nico Harrison and owner Mark Cuban, towards forming a title-contending squad. “I trust them, whatever move they make,” Doncic stated.

 

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