Dallas Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis is ready for NBA’s return

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis is ready for NBA’s return

The Dallas Mavericks traded for Kristaps Porzingis in Jan. 2019. The 7’3 Unicorn was in the midst of his recovery from a torn ACL. That did not stop the Mavs. The opportunity to acquire an All-Star that has not turned 25 years old yet does not come along often. Take a look back at the trade here.

Porzingis is the perfect running mate for Luka Doncic too. He can space the floor, protect the rim, and score at an elite clip. Few players in the NBA can match that skill set. Doncic handles the ball and gets KP open looks.

The Mavericks saw immediate improvement this season. They won 40 of their 67 games before the NBA suspended play because of the novel coronavirus. Dallas has not had a 40-win season since 2016. The addition of Porzingis played a massive part in their success.

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Players are itching to get back on the court at this point. We are just shy of three months without basketball. Most players cannot even practice because of the pandemic.

Porzingis missed nearly 20 months of NBA action because of his torn ACL. He knows a thing or two about wanting to play basketball. Here is a look at more on his recovery and desire to return to the court.

Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis wants to be back

KP has sent out multiple messages on social media about missing and enjoying basketball. Fans can see the latest here. Porzingis is firmly in the camp of wanting the NBA to come back. The league appears to be finalizing its plan, but there is nothing definitive yet.

The Mavericks also posted a short video about KP’s comeback from his torn ACL.


Porzingis is ready to get back to work. The Mavs were building something special when play was halted. The Unicorn looked healthy and ready to return to his All-Star form. Doncic was playing at an MVP level. The supporting cast was catching fire too. The Mavericks were going to be a dangerous team down the stretch.

Hopefully, they can regain that fire during the NBA’s comeback. It may take some time for them to get their rhythm back. No team is looking forward to facing the Dallas Mavericks in the playoffs. Fans can bank on that.

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