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Dallas Mavericks: Should fans be worried about Kristaps Porzingis?

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Should Dallas Mavericks fans be worried about Kristaps Porzingis: 2. Soring inside

Last season, KP was coming off an ACL injury that cost him nearly 20 months of action. He started the year a bit hesitant to attack inside. Porzingis was trying to find his footing in the Mavericks system and embrace shooting more 3-pointers over posting up. 22.9 percent of his field-goal attempts came within five feet last season.

That number is up to 28.6 percent through nine games. Porzingis has connected on 71.4 percent of his 42 attempts too. His confidence is there. KP attacked the basket in his first game back against the Hornets with no fear.

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Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis have already connected on five alley-oops too. The Unicorn had 19 total in his 57 games last season.

A positive trend is developing here. KP is attacking the basket more with his jumper not falling. He is shooting 44.9 percent, which would almost be a career-high. Porzingis loves playing the five in coach Rick Carlisle’s system because he gets to be the primary roll man for Luka Doncic. The two stars can wreak havoc on defenses with their incredible offensive skill. There is nothing to worry about with Kristaps Porzingis in this area.

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