Dallas Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis is practicing left-handed jumpers

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis is shooting left-handed jumpers in practice. Get the latest on the Mavs talented big man here.

Dallas Mavericks fans cannot wait to see Kristaps Porzingis take the court in a Mavs uniform. They were hoping he would sneak in a few games at the end of the season, but Porzingis and the team decided against it.

Mavericks supporters remember his All-Star play with the Knicks before he suffered his torn ACL. That is why they are ecstatic about Porzingis on the Mavs. The 7’3 big man lives up to his nickname of “Unicorn”.  He is the best over seven-foot floor spacer in the NBA. Kristaps is also an elite rim protector and bucket getter.

The Dallas Mavericks traded for Kristaps Porzingis in the midst of his recovery. The knee injury has kept him off the court since February 2015. Porzingis has been practicing, and that only has Mavs fans more fired up. Here is the latest on KP.

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Shooting lefty in practice

A video surfaced on June 11 of Kristaps Porzingis shooting jumpers with his left hand. Supporters can see the footage here.

Porzingis is a right-handed shooter. The league’s elite players all have success using their non-dominant hand when finishing at the rim. The drill here is likely a way of building strength and confidence in Porzingis’ left hand. I would not expect to see firing away from beyond the 3-point line lefty next season, but the drill will pay dividends when finishing a non-dominant handed layup.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis was spotted shooting lefty jumpers in practice on June 11. The video got Mavs fans even more excited about their first game with the former All-Star.

The pairing of KP and Luka Doncic has the NBA on notice. Porzingis was a dominant offensive player the last time we saw him on the court. Doncic is the Rookie of the Year favorite and proved he can be a nightly triple-double threat when playing over 32 minutes. The Mavericks may be building something unstoppable by pairing the two under 24-year-old stars together.

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