Dallas Mavericks: 5 positives from this season so far
By Tyler Watts
3. The recent play of Porzingis
It was always going to take some time for Kristaps Porzingis to find his groove this season. He had not played in an NBA game since Feb. of 2018. Missing more than a full season plus joining a new team meant fans were not going to see the best version of KP right out the gate.
The Unicorn is finally hitting his stride and showing supporters how he earned the nickname. Since the start of February, Porzingis is averaging 24.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.4 blocks per over 14 games. He is shooting 45.4 percent from the field and 36.7 percent on his 3-pointers.
Even on his worst night, KP makes a massive impact on the game. He is 7’3 with range to hit from 30-plus feet. That immediately spaces the floor and creates open shots for others. Porzingis also blocks and alters a ton of shots at the rim. His ability on both ends of the floor has Mavericks fans excited about the future in Dallas.
The Unicorn should continue to improve too. He is still only 24 years old. KP can increase his 3-point percentage and overall offensive efficiency. Getting Porzingis comfortable attacking the basket a bit more could unlock an unstoppable force on the offensive end of the floor.
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