Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis is Western Conference Player of the Week

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis won the Western Conference Player of the Week on March 2. Find out more on the accomplishment here.

The Dallas Mavericks are finding their stride. Kristaps Porzingis finally looks fully healthy. He is shooting well from outside and attacking the rim. That spaces the floor for the Mavericks and make them nearly impossible to stop.

KP is also more involved in the pick and roll with Luka Doncic. Defenses are straining at every moment against the Mavs. Now, Seth Curry has caught fire making them more dangerous.

The Mavericks have won four of their six games since the All-Star break. That includes a loss against the Hawks when both Luka and KP sat out. The Mavs are playing well.

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Kristaps Porzingis was named Western Conference Player of the Week on March 2. Here is a video celebrating the accomplishment.

Porzingis was phenomenal during that stretch. He averaged 26.3 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.3 blocks per over the four games. The Unicorn also shot 47.3 percent from the field and 38.6 percent on his 3-pointers.

It has been a welcomed sight to see Porzingis returning to his All-Star form. That makes the Mavericks even more dangerous down the stretch and into the playoffs.

They are still being cautious with their star. He sat out on Monday as the Mavs played on the second of a back-to-back. Expect them to continue that approach. Having Porzingis fully healthy in the postseason is the goal at this point.

The move to the five has paid dividends for KP. Expect Coach Rick Carlisle to stick with that down the stretch. The Mavericks may use Porzingis in the pick and roll more in the playoffs. It gives Dallas a bit of extra space which will be necessary for the postseason.

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Congratulations go out to Kristaps Porzingis for winning Player of the Week. Hopefully, he continues his stellar play the rest of the way.

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