Dallas Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis dealing with foot injury

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis had an X-ray on his foot after the Dec. 26 game against the San Antonio Spurs. Get the latest on the injury here.

The Dallas Mavericks relied heavily on Kristaps Porzingis while Luka Doncic was out. The 24-year-old showed why he was an All-Star during that stretch. In the four games Luka missed, KP averaged 22.5 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks in 35.7 minutes per game. The Mavs won two of those contests.

Doncic returned on Dec. 26, though. It was not a moment too soon as the rival San Antonio Spurs visited Dallas in a nationally televised game. He nearly secured a triple-double in the Mavericks 102-98 win.

Luka’s return saw Porzingis return to a secondary role. He played 35 minutes and had 15 field goal attempts. KP finished with 13 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and one block. It was not his best game, but it ended with a victory.

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The Unicorn injured

Tim MacMahon broke a bit of news after the game. Fans can see it below.

It will be interesting to see if this causes Porzingis to miss any time. The Mavericks play on a back-to-back against the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday and Sunday. KP could miss at least one of those games depending on what the team decides to do about the injury.

A big man dealing with a foot ailment can be tricky. The Unicorn would not be the first seven-footer to miss time with foot pain. This is a situation worth monitoring as the season progresses.

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The positive news is it does not appear to be serious. Dallas Mavericks supporters will have to stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for updates on his injury and everything they need to know about the team.