Dallas Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis has right knee surgery

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis has surgery to address a torn meniscus

Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis was playing the best basketball of his career during the restart. He averaged 30.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per during seeding games. KP rode the momentum into the playoffs where he dropped 34 points in Game 3. The Unicorn shot 52.5 percent from the field and 52.9 percent on his threes in the postseason.

That 34-point performance ended up being the final game of Porzingis’ season. He injured his knee in Game 1 but battled through the pain for the next two games. KP was outstanding in both before the injury became too much heading into Game 4. The Mavs were eliminated in the first round by the LA Clippers, and fans found out Porzingis was dealing with a torn meniscus in his right knee.

The Mavs gave an update on the 25-year-old’s status on Oct. 9. Let us take a closer look.

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Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis undergoes surgery on a torn right meniscus

Mavs PR released the following statement on Friday afternoon.

There is no word on how long Porzingis will be sidelined. The positive is nobody knows when the next season will begin. Commissioner Adam Silver said January seemed like the earliest point during his NBA Finals press conference. That alone gives Porzingis three months to rehab and recover. Fans should expect the Unicorn to be in action on the opening night of the 2021 season until we find out more.

The Dallas Mavericks are expecting a career year from Kristaps Porzingis. The 25-year-old has fully embraced his new role as a floor spacer and roll man. It has improved his efficiency and allowed him to increase his production. The Mavs are hoping to jump into title contention next season too.

Fans should stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest on Porzingis’ knee plus everything they crave about the Dallas Mavericks this offseason. Do not miss it.

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