Report: Porzingis unlikely to play for Mavericks this season
NBA.com Global on Feb 03, 2019 08:43 AM
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Kristaps Porzingis has been traded to Dallas after three-plus seasons in New York, but per a report by ESPN's Tim MacMahon, the 7'3" big man isn't expected to return to the court this season as he continues to recover from a torn ACL in his left knee.
This has no impact on the Mavs' hopes and plans of signing Kristaps Porzingis to a long-term deal this summer. https://t.co/pLdoLYINxL— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 2, 2019
MacMahon further reported that it wouldn't affect the Mavericks' attempts to sign Porzingis to a long-term deal. The 23-year-old is set to enter restricted free agency at season's end.
In 2017-18, prior to the injury, Porzingis averaged 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks while shooting 43.9% from the field and 39.5% on 4.8 3-point attempts. He had been named an All-Star just before he was injured.