Dallas Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis cannot wait to get back on the court
Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis posted his excitement to return to play on May 20 by posting a picture of him dunking. See more here.
The Dallas Mavericks were finally seeing the best version of Kristaps Porzingis right before the NBA suspended play. Over his last 15 games, he averaged 25.2 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks in 33.7 minutes per. Porzingis had finally settled in with the Mavs.
It was always going to take some time. He missed 20 months with a torn ACL. The Unicorn was also fitting in on a new team and playing a different role. Porzingis proved that he can be an All-Star in Dallas.
His stellar play was derailed when the NBA suspended the season because of the novel coronavirus. Two months have passed without the league determining their return strategy. They are still working on the plan. There is optimism that a champion will be crowned in 2020, though.
Players want to get back on the court. Kristaps Porzingis sent out an Instagram post on Wednesday expressing his desire to be back out there. Be sure to check the caption.
Porzingis is dunking over Andre Drummond in the photo. Drummond responded to the slight shade by KP. He assures the Mavericks star that he will get revenge at some point. It was a fun and back forth between the two All-Stars.
Mavs fans are ready for an NBA comeback too. Fox Sports Southwest has been playing classic games, but it is just not the same. Supporters want live games back. Hopefully, that happens later this summer. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
The return to play is important for the Mavericks. Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic need that first playoff experience. They are on pace to qualify. Getting those games under their belt is an important next step in building towards title contention. Expect it to be right around the corner.