How Dallas Mavericks are unlocking Kristaps Porzingis: 1. Score inside
Porzingis is attacking the rim more this season. It is one of the many reasons he is shooting a career-high 47.4 percent from the field and has topped his personal best effective field goal percentage. During his All-Star season in New York, KP attempted 3.6 shots per game within five feet of the rim and hit them at 58.3 percent. He is taking 4.5 in 2021 and shooting 68.1 percent.
Zinger caught the defense watching the ball in his first game back against the Pelicans, so he cut inside for the alley-oop finish.
The 25-year-old wants to get inside and score. Porzingis attacked a close-out for an easy finish at the rim on Friday night.https://videos.nba.com/nba/pbp/media/2021/05/14/0022001057/88/a499fece-70c4-d2b6-65b4-3527186b58ed_1280x720.mp4
He could have easily settled for a jumper, but the Unicorn wanted to be aggressive and make sure his team scored.
Defenses will tighten up in the playoffs. The scouting report will feature running KP off the 3-point line. If the 7’3 big man is going to attack and finish inside, the Mavericks offense will be unstoppable.
It has been two straight promising performances from Kristaps Porzingis since returning from his knee injury. The Unicorn looks prepared to make a massive impact in the playoffs. Dallas Mavericks fans will not want to miss it, so stay tuned.