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Dallas Mavericks: Fans should not worry about Kristaps Porzingis

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, Kristaps Porzingis
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis is catching fire

KP is producing some of the best numbers of his career this season, and he has picked it up further since the start of February. In those 21 contests, Porzingis is averaging 21.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.7 blocks in 30.7 minutes per game. He is shooting 49.1 percent from the field and 40.2 percent on his 3-point tries. The Unicorn is finally healthy and finding his All-Star form.

This season, he has the highest effective field goal percentage of his career at 55.0. Teams are pivoting to guarding him with smaller more athletic players, and Porzingis is feasting. The Celtics were using Jaylen Brown on KP. The Unicorn got in the post and used his size to shoot over Brown.

https://videos.nba.com/nba/pbp/media/2021/03/31/0022000723/12/4994a933-5657-aa82-706d-0198ce281dc0_1280x720.mp4

Porzingis also cut for an easy slam in the first quarter.

https://twitter.com/dallasmavs/status/1377409217498243072

He earned his nickname. The 7’3 big man is impossible to guard because of his size and shooting range. KP can force bigs to guard him on the perimeter or feast on smaller players by posting up and attacking inside. The 25-year-old All-Star is just starting to heat up. The best is still yet to come from Kristaps Porzingis this season.

Next: KP is key

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