Mark Cuban has high expectations for Kristaps Porzingis.
The Mavericks acquired the 23-year-old forward, along with three other players, from the Knicks in February in exchange for a package centered around Dennis Smith Jr. as well as the expiring contracts of DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews.
Cuban discussed Porzingis — who is recovering from ACL surgery and is not expected to play this season — when he met with reporters Thursday.
“(We expect him) to f—ing crush it (next season), Cuban said, via ESPN. “We’re looking for The Unicorn to unicii. I don’t know if that’s a word, but that’s what we expect.”
Porzingis said at the time of the trade he “felt great” but the team planned to take its time with the injury.