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Dallas Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis gives back on every block

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis is one of the best shot blockers in the NBA. He averages two per game for his career and continues to be one of the league’s top rim protectors by any metric.

KP is the key to the Mavs defense. The unit could be special if the team can get healthy and back on the floor. Four rotation players remain in the league’s health and safety protocols, but the Mavericks are hoping to see them return in short order. Dallas has still not had a fully healthy roster in any game this season.

Porzingis is not just blocking shot to help his team win. He gives back for every swat. Let us take a closer look at how.

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Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis gives back for every block

The Unicorn donates $500 to the Mavs Foundation for every blocked shot. Last season, he helped raise $104,000 to provide meals and stop childhood hunger in North Texas.

Whataburger is joining in on the donations for every block this season. Porzingis has eight already in his first four games. Expect him to continue swatting them away. Fans can join the program and donate for every KP block here. You can also make a one-time donation to the Mavs Foundation at the link above.

Hopefully, the blocked shots continue to pour in for Porzingis. The Unicorn leading the league could make a lot of money for a fantastic cause. Do not count it out.

KP is still shaking off the rust. He missed the first nine games recovering from a meniscus repair. It was positive to see him perform so well on the second night of a back-to-back against the Raptors. The short-handed Mavs need Porzingis to keep stepping up as they deal with COVID issues. Expect the Unicorn to return to form in short order.

The Dallas Mavericks have the potential to be an elite team when healthy this season. Fans will not want to miss it, so please stay tuned for all the latest.

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