Dallas Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis out vs. Warriors; could play in Sacramento

Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis missed his eighth straight game on Jan. 14. Here is the latest update on his knee injury.

The Dallas Mavericks traveled to San Francisco to take on the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday evening. Kristaps Porzingis was listed as questionable but ruled out a few hours prior to tipoff. It was his eighth straight game on the sidelines after injuring his knee against the Lakers on Dec. 29.

KP continues to improve, though. He worked out on the court prior to tipoff. Brad Townsend posted videos of him getting up shots and working on his handles in the Chase Center. That was the first time he was spotted working out on the court pregame.

Coach Rick Carlisle also gave this update when he announced Kristaps Porzingis would be out against the Dubs.

It is not exactly a ringing endorsement, but fans knew he would only play in one game of their back-to-back set. The Mavs travel to Sacramento to face the Kings on Wednesday evening. In theory, it is a more difficult game. The Kings are 6.5 games ahead of the Warriors in the Western Conference standings entering Tuesday’s action.

Supporters should consider The Unicorn questionable at this time. Be sure to check on his status closer to tipoff on Jan. 15.

The Dallas Mavericks need Kristaps Porzingis back in the lineup. The 7’3 big man is the team’s second most important player. His ability to shoot and protect the rim gives him one of the most unique skillsets in the NBA. He takes a ton of offensive pressure off Luka Doncic too. The Mavs look forward to his return.

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