Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis updates fans via Instagram Live

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis joined Mark Followill to discuss what he is doing during the hiatus and more on Instagram Live. Find out more here.

The Dallas Mavericks were hitting their stride just before the NBA suspended play. Kristaps Porzingis began showing his All-Star form. Over the final 15 games, he averaged 25.2 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game. Porzingis was shooting well from deep and attack the basket more.

The chemistry between him and Luka Doncic also began clicking. They two ran more pick and rolls which was opening the floor for the Mavericks historically great offense. It was quite a sight to behold.

Then, it was all over in a blink. The NBA made the unprecedented move of suspending the season because of the novel coronavirus. There is no word yet on when play will resume, but it will be a lengthy hiatus. Hopefully, they can finish the season later this summer.

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KP offers update

Kristaps Porzingis went live on Instagram with Mark Followill to update fans on how he is doing. Let us look at some of the best parts of that interview.

Porzingis mentioned that he is working out at home. He gave fans a peek at his equipment and noted that he is improving his boxing. The Unicorn discusses his enjoyment of combat sports at length.

For fans wondering, the team is staying in touch. KP mentions that they are still active in their text chain and are going to do a group call. He also makes a joke about Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki struggling with technology.

Porzingis gives props to the Mavericks coaching staff for getting him acclimated and back to his All-Star level. He mentions specifically God Shammgod and Jamahl Mosley as integral parts of his success.

They also discuss a myriad of topics including playing a fun game of guessing that Latvian. KP is funny in the interview. It is must listen. Fans can enjoy the full replay here.

It was good to hear and see that Kristaps Porzingis is healthy and doing well. He like everyone is excited for basketball to return. The Smoking Cuban will continue to provide updates for fans as they become available plus have analysis on the Dallas Mavericks that is unmatched, so keep it locked right here.

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