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July 12, 2019, 11:46 amKristaps PorzingisPF, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis has officially inked his max contract with the Mavericks.
With his max deal in hand, Porzingis will look to start his career back up in Dallas with all reports indicating that he will be ready to go for training camp. Owners in head-to-head fantasy leagues should give longer consideration to taking Porzingis in the second round with the likelihood of him facing load management throughout the season.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
July 11, 2019, 1:23 pmKristaps PorzingisPF, Dallas Mavericks
Speaking on SiriusXM on Wednesday, Mark Cuban said that Kristaps Porzingis will have his load managed this season.
Cuban said, "KP coming back from an injury, we're going to certainly load manage him." Porzingis missed all of last season while recovering from a torn left ACL. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect a full complement games from Porzingis this year, though it is unknown exactly how aggressive the Mavs will be with their load management. There's a fair bit of intrigue around a player who should be a second-round lock in fantasy drafts, and there are likely plenty of fantasy owners who would rather avoid Porzingis entirely than deal with the load management headache.
Source: Chuck Cooperstein on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 6:05 pmKristaps PorzingisPF, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis has agreed to a five-year, $158 million contract with the Mavs.
Porzingis was a restricted free agent but never seemed to be in danger of leaving the Mavs, though there was some speculation that they'd come in with less than a max offer. That ended up being false as KP will now pair with Luka Doncic to give Dallas one of the most exciting young cores in basketball. Porzingis is expected to return for the start of the season after missing all of last year with a torn ACL.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
June 25, 2019, 4:00 pmKristaps PorzingisPF, Dallas Mavericks
Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that the Mavs will meet with restricted free agent Kristaps Porzingis (torn ACL) once free agency opens on June 30th, and the team will offer him the full five-year, $158 million max contract.
This was expected ever since the Mavs traded for Porzingis mid-season while he recovered from his knee injury. Porzingis is fully expected to sign with the Mavs and become reigning ROY Luka Doncic's running mate for the foreseeable future.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
June 16, 2019, 7:00 pmKristaps PorzingisF/C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis (torn ACL) is expected to be 100 percent by the start of training camp, per Rick Carlisle.
The Mavs will need to get the restricted free agent under contract first, but it doesn't sound as though there are any doubts that Porzingis will be suiting up for the Mavs. KP will be an interesting name to track throughout the offseason and preseason, as his health will help stabilize his ADP. When healthy, Porzingis is an early-round talent and will finally be playing with another player (or players, depending on free agency) of his caliber in Dallas.
May 23, 2019, 1:13 pmKristaps PorzingisF/C, Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs are satisfied with the Kristaps Porzingis altercation and concluded that it was a matter of being "in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Hecklers are a sad reality for athletes and celebrities, but it's something that comes with fame. This situation went beyond the verbal berating and turned physical, which is a disturbing development. The Mavs can now move forward in contract negotiations with their prized trade acquisition.
Source: Sports Day
May 22, 2019, 9:28 pmKristaps PorzingisF/C, Dallas Mavericks
Knicks president Steve Mills claimed that Kristaps Porzingis threatened to return to Europe had the Knicks not completed a trade elsewhere according to Kurt Heln of NBC Sports
The tense history between Porzingis and the Knicks front office has been well documented, which makes a startling headline like this one not all that surprising. It's safe to assume that Dallas' front office will not be hearing such requests, as they represent an opportunity for optimism for both Porzingis and their franchise as a whole.
Source: NBC Sports
May 12, 2019, 3:53 pmKristaps PorzingisF/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
April 16, 2019, 3:14 pmKristaps PorzingisF/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
April 11, 2019, 3:51 amKristaps PorzingisF/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.
March 30, 2019, 9:19 pmKristaps PorzingisF/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.
March 13, 2019, 2:42 pmKristaps PorzingisF/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
March 13, 2019, 9:30 amKristaps PorzingisF/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
With the Western Conference stacked full of former NBA MVPs, the Mavs and their fans have been more than okay with a full-on rebuild, especially when it has helped land Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. While 33…