Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis took part in a team scrimmage on Sept. 25. Fans can check out the pictures here.
Dallas Mavericks fans have waited eight months to watch Kristaps Porzingis ball. The front office made the trade on Jan. 31. Acquiring a 24-year-old All-Star is exciting. Fans were ready to watch him dominate on the court.
They did not get the chance last season, though. Porzingis was still recovering from a torn ACL. He did practice but never played in a game. That left the excitement to brew for the entire offseason. Fans salivated further when they signed the Unicorn to a five-year max contract to keep him in Dallas.
There is light at the end of the tunnel, though. Training camp begins on Oct. 1, but the Mavericks are already at the facility working. They had a scrimmage on Sept. 25, and there are pictures of Porzingis balling. Let us take a closer look.
A look at the scrimmage
The Mavs official Twitter posted a plethora of pictures from Wednesday’s practice.
There are other pictures that Steve Chavera took circulating around Twitter. He captured multiple amazing looks of Kristaps shooting his jumper. Bobby Karalla posted two here. Isaac Harris also tweeted one.
It is impossible to block Porzingis’ jumper. He is 7’3 and legitimately jumps when shooting. Expect his jumper to be absolutely lethal this season. The Unicorn shot 39.5 percent from 3-point range during his last healthy year. He is also a career 41.5 percent shooter from 16 feet to the 3-point line. Expect plenty of nailed jumpers from KP in a Mavericks uniform.
Boban and Curry take part
The photos also gave fans their first glimpse at Boban Marjanovic practicing with the team. He was part of the Serbian National Team at the FIBA World Cup, so he was not taking part in Mavs activities.
It was good to see Seth Curry back working too. He missed the team’s trip to Miami as he prepared for his wedding. Congrats to Curry on his marriage. The guard should be a massive asset in spacing the floor for Dallas this season.
The pictures added a bit of extra hype. Training camp is just days away. The first preseason game takes place on Oct. 8 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The home and regular-season opener is on Oct. 23. The wait is almost over.
It is going to be an outstanding season of Dallas Mavericks basketball. Supporters should be beyond excited for the ride.