The Dallas Mavericks were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs by the LA Clippers. Kristaps Porzingis struggled in the series and was far from the star the Mavs gave up two first-round picks to acquire in 2019. He averaged just 13.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in the series. KP struggled on both ends of the floor as the Clippers went small.
The postseason issues were the cap on a difficult season. Porzingis missed the beginning of the season after offseason meniscus surgery. He was slow to return to form, especially on the defensive end. KP improved his efficiency, but struggled to show off all the things that earned him the nickname, “the Unicorn”.
Porzingis entered the offseason healthy for the first time in his NBA career. The 7’3 big man will be working hard because he is motivated to return to form. He needs to regain his explosion and athletic ability for the Mavs to take the next step in 2022. The Unicorn is already working on his game.
Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis is putting in work this summer
KP took to Instagram to share a few photos of his most recent workout. Be sure to check the caption too.
The Mavs need a healthy Kristaps Porzingis playing at an All-Star level if they are going to jump into title contention. The 25-year-old has two years plus a player option remaining on the five-year max contract he signed in 2019. Dallas would be selling low if they trade the Unicorn now. Their best shot at contention might be hoping he can stay healthy and rebuild his value at the start of the 2021-2022 season.
Dallas Mavericks fans know Kristaps Porzingis will be working hard this summer to improve his game. The Unicorn was an All-Star in 2018. He is still only 25 years old. The best could be yet to come from KP. Hopefully, new head coach Jason Kidd and the Mavs can unlock that version of Porzingis this season.
The Unicorn is a player to watch during the important offseason. Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.