Dallas Mavericks: Biggest questions heading into the offseason

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Tim Hardaway Jr. Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Tim Hardaway Jr. Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Kim Klement – Pool/Getty Images) /

Biggest offseason question for the Dallas Mavericks: 1. KP’s health

Kristaps Porzingis was a question mark coming into this season. He had not played in an NBA game in 20 months. KP was recovering from a torn ACL. Nobody knew if he was healthy or could stay that way for a full season.

Porzingis improved as the season went on. Dallas held him out of back-to-backs. The Unicorn also missed ten games in January with knee soreness. He played 57 of 75 regular-season games, though. Porzingis averaged 20.4 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game.

Things were going well until KP suffered a knee injury in the Mavericks’ first-round playoff series against the Clippers. The 25-year-old played through the pain for two games before being ruled out for the final three games of the series. Porzingis has a meniscus tear but is hoping to avoid surgery.

The knee injury puts into question his long-term health. His meniscus tear is in the opposite knee of his ACL surgery. Dallas needs him on the court, especially in the playoffs. Can he stay healthy for a full season?

Porzingis was asked if was concerned about his long-term health. See his quote below.

"“I can’t really be too worried about that. Both of them were contact injuries, and these things happen. What I can do is focus on the work that I can put in to make sure that I decrease the possibility of that happening. That means strengthening everything and just trying to do all the preventive work that I can.”"

Dallas Mavericks fans will be searching for updates on KP’s health all offseason. Everyone will want to know how the Mavericks star is feeling as he recovers from the injury.

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