Dallas Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis (knee) misses practice

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis missed practice on Nov. 27 with knee soreness. Find out why that may be significant and more here.

Dallas Mavericks fans were ecstatic when the team traded for Kristaps Porzingis in January 2018. Acquiring a 24-year-old All-Star is never easy. Supporters dreamed of the pairing of Luka Doncic and KP being the building blocks of the Mavs’ next championship run.

Porzingis was recovering from a torn ACL, though. He missed 20 months of action because of the injury including the entire 2018-2019 season. KP returned to begin this campaign. He was naturally rusty and is still trying to get back to his All-Star form.

Porzingis has been healthy, though. He missed one game, but the Mavericks sat him out on the second night of a back-to-back. That has been positive.

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Kristaps Porzingis did something for the first time this season on Nov. 27.

Misses practice

KP sat out the entire practice with what Coach Rick Carlisle termed “some right knee soreness”. Hear the coach’s full comments after the workout below.

Carlisle did not seem overly concerned about the injury. It is not the same knee Porzingis tore his ACL in. The Mavericks are back in action on Friday in Phoenix against the Suns. KP should be considered questionable for that game as of this writing. The team will have to submit an injury report on Thursday, so fans will get more information quickly.

Hopefully, Porzingis is good to go versus the Suns. The Mavs have struggled in Phoenix in recent seasons. The team is not deep in the frontcourt either. They would have to rely more on Dwight Powell, Maxi Kleber, Boban Marjanovic, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Justin Jackson if Porzingis misses time.

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