Kristaps Porzingis

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  • Kristaps Porzingis - F/C - Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs are investigating an apparent nightclub altercation involving Kristaps Porzingis.

    The current story is that Porzingis was not the aggressor but fought back after he was jumped at a club in Latvia. Porzingis was bloodied but it does not seem as though he sustained significant injuries.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Kristaps Porzingis - F/C - Dallas Mavericks

    Re-signing Kristaps Porzingis is the Mavs' number one priority this offseason.

    The Mavs traded for Porzingis during the season so they could attain his Bird Right's and increase their chances of signing Porzingis to a long-term deal. Despite recent allegations, it seems that the Mavs are intent on continuing forward with the original plan.

    Source: NBC Sports

  • Kristaps Porzingis - F/C - Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis sat out the entire 2018-19 season as he recovers from a torn left ACL.

    Porzingis was dealt to Dallas in a blockbuster deal that seemed to formulate out of thin air, and he'll be facing restricted free agency with the Mavs after it looked like he asked his way out of New York with concerns over the direction of the team. He'll form one of the most lethal young duos (at least on paper) with Luka Doncic, and the fact that he's expected to be ready for the season should mean we're looking at a high ADP even after the layoff. Far more pressing, however, are the rape allegations that Porzingis is facing in New York. All parties have been told not to comment and we will have more on that story as it unfolds.

  • Kristaps Porzingis - F/C - Dallas Mavericks

    Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Saturday that the Knicks made the Mavs and the NBA aware of rape allegations against Kristaps Porzingis that surfaced in a New York Post story earlier in the day.

    Mark Cuban said he was asked by federal authorities not to comment and so did Porzingis' attorneys, who added that they brought the case to federal law enforcement, 'based on the accuser's extortionate demands.' No charges have been filed and PBT has a better write-up on the situation.

    Source: PBT

  • Kristaps Porzingis - F/C - Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis (torn ACL) went through a full practice on Wednesday with no restrictions or issues.

    Last week we were told that Porzingis was doubtful to practice with the Mavs this season, and now he's clearing his final hurdles towards a return. It is still highly unlikely that The Unicorn plays this season, and even if he does, it would be in a limited capacity, but this is a fantastic development for the sport of basketball.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Kristaps Porzingis - F/C - Dallas Mavericks

    Even though nine days ago Rick Carlisle deemed the possibility of Kristaps Porzingis practicing with the Mavs this season as "doubtful”, the Latvian center confirmed that he is on the verge of participating in a training session with the team for the first time, as soon as Wednesday.

    "Tomorrow is going to be my first five-on-five practice, full-on, without any restrictions at all. And I've been feeling great.” The gradual ramping up of KP’s rehab has accelerated from one-on-zero drills, to one-on-one sessions with development staff members, to a one-on-one game last Friday against Kostas Antetokounmpo, to a Tuesday morning three-on-three workout in which Carlisle was scarcely able to contain his excitement. Since acquiring him in the trade with the Knicks, the Mavs have been adamant that Porzingis will not play this season and there is no indication that anything has changed from that standpoint but keep an eye in case the team reconsiders its decision.

    Source: Dallas Morning News

  • Kristaps Porzingis - F/C - Dallas Mavericks

    Mark Cuban said that Kristaps Porzingis won't play this season, even if the Mavs somehow are able to make the playoffs.

    The Mavs want to put their world-class training staff, led by Casey Smith, to work, strengthening Porzingis’ body the rest of this season and throughout the summer to hopefully prevent similar injuries in the future. And after all, given the amount of money the Mavs could be committing to KP this summer, a max salary of $158 million, there is no need to risk something happening to him in a season where making the playoffs seems unlikely. Kristaps remains a great stash in redraft leagues.

    Source: 247sports.com

  • Kristaps Porzingis - F/C - Dallas Mavericks

    At his introductory press conference, Kristaps Porzingis (torn ACL) confirmed that he's unlikely to play this year, though he was able to get some shots up at a light practice session on Monday.

    A short video of the session can be linked below, and it's obviously very, very easy stuff, though it's good to see KP back in uniform again. He had been pretty open about pushing back on the Knicks' updates of his recovery, so one can't help but wonder if he wants to show people that he's further along than New York indicated publicly — as he did when the Knicks said he wasn't yet sprinting earlier this year. Porzingis can be dropped in all re-draft leagues and will be one of the most interesting names to track during next season's drafts.

    Source: Dallas Mavericks on Twitter

  • Kristaps Porzingis - F/C - Dallas Mavericks

    Mavs owner Mark Cuban said that Kristaps Porzingis (ACL) is unlikely to play this season.

    That looks like the nail in the coffin for this season. Managers in redraft leagues can move on while those in dynasty will likely have to wait until next season to reap the Unicorn's benefits.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Kristaps Porzingis - F/C - Dallas Mavericks

    Mavs coach Rick Carlisle stated that Kristaps Porzingis (ACL) has no official timetable to return and that “It’ll be later than sooner, I’m sure of that.”

    Welp. Anybody stashing Porzingis on IL can keep hoping for his return this season but anyone stashing him in an active roster spot can move on as it looks like he might not make it back to play meaningful minutes this season.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee, Trey Burke and Kristaps Porzingis will not be with the Mavs on Saturday to face the Cavs.

    All four new Mavs were scheduled to undergo physicals on Friday but there has been no word on the results and thus will not be playing on Saturday. Dallas is extremely short handed so Dwight Powell, Maxi Kleber and Jalen Brunson are DFS guys to look at.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Box Score Breakdown: Porzingis Heads West

    Adrian and Neil break down the fantasy fallout from Mavs/Knicks trade.  They also discuss the six games from Thursday night including the 76ers win at GSW and LeBron's return to the court. (01-31-2019) Follow @AdrianBenjamins…

  • Kristaps Porzingis - F/C - Dallas Mavericks

    Thursday's blockbuster trade is now official, with Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Courtney Lee headed to the Mavs and Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews and two first-round picks heading to the Knicks.

    For the Knicks this deal is all about clearing cap space for a big run at two max free agents, as they've cleared around $70 million off the books before their summertime run at Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and company. They'll also get a chance to look at a young guard with upside in Smith and a couple first-round selections to boot. For the Mavs, they'll try to ensure that Porzingis forms the foundation of their new core with Luka Doncic. It's a gamble with KP coming off an ACL tear and heading for restricted free agency, but the Mavs now employ two of the most dynamic young talents in the game. Porzingis may not return to the court this year so his fantasy impact is minimal, but we've been blurbing about the deal and its ripple effects throughout the day. Check our feed for insights on everyone affected.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter