August 9, 2020, 1:02 amKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis dropped 26 points (9-of-24 FG, 1-of-6 3PT), grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out three assists in the Mavs' 136-132 toppling of the East-leading Bucks on Saturday.
Porzingis has been up to his usual tricks in Orlando, but has become the second offensive option behind budding superstar Luka Dončić for the Mavs. Porzingis surely doesn't mind too much, as Dončić makes life easier for him and has carried the Mavs to some big victories during their short time together so far. Porzingis played 40 minutes in this one, his most in the bubble, but the game went to overtime (he fouled out) so that's not out of the ordinary.
August 6, 2020, 9:35 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis breached the 30-point threshold for the third time in four games on Thursday against the Clippers, scoring 30 points to go along with nine rebounds, five assists and three triples.
Porzingis has been on an absolute tear in the bubble, averaging 30.25 points, 10 rebounds and 2.75 defensive counters per game. Fortunately for the Mavs, he is looking healthy and like his old self. Watch out for this combo with Luka Doncic next season, as they could really take Dallas to the next level together as elite fantasy and real-life options.
August 2, 2020, 11:58 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis followed up his 39-point performance against the Rockets with a 30-point outing in a loss to the Suns on Sunday night.
Porzingis shot 10-of-20 from the field and 2-of-5 from beyond the arc. He also added eight boards and four blocks to the stat sheet. He is playing at a high level and looks like the ACL injury is something of the past. He should be picked early in fantasy when next year's drafts come around as he is almost a lock for top-30 value.
August 1, 2020, 1:10 amKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis had a game to remember in Friday's OT loss to the Rockets, dropping 39 points (13-of-26 FGs, 10-of-11 FTs) with 16 rebounds, two assists, three triples, two steals and one block.
Porzingis is playing at an elite level and is showing no signs of the torn ACL he suffered over a season ago. He's looking good and should be a lock to bring his Unicorn-game night in and night out for the Mavs' remaining seven seeding games.
July 28, 2020, 11:32 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis tallied 17 points, 12 rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers in Tuesday's scrimmage finale.
Porzingis looked good after sitting out Sunday's exhibition following a missed COVID test, and he's ready to rock for the seeding games. Mercifully for fantasy GMs, the Mavs have just one back-to-back in their resumption schedule, and KP might be far enough removed from his surgery to avoid that night off.
July 26, 2020, 2:38 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis will not play in Sunday's scrimmage after he missed a mandatory COVID test.
Porzingis is the second player to be forced from scrimmage action after missing a test, as Paul Millsap sat out yesterday's scrimmage for the Nuggets. KP should be back in action soon and hopefully the rest of the league catches on that missing tests is no joke.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
July 9, 2020, 8:12 amKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis returned to form in 2019-20 and held 36/23 rankings in 8/9-cat formats by averaging 19.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.
After going almost 20 months without playing in an NBA game due to a knee injury, Porzingis picked up right where he left off and held third-round value all season long. While some nights were boom or bust on the offensive end for KP, low turnovers, above average rebounds and top-tier blocks kept his value consistent. He closed the season as the third ranked 8-cat player, scoring 23 points per game while grabbing 11.1 rebounds and swatting 3 shots a night over the final month of the year. We would like to see Porzingis play closer to the rim to get easier buckets and more free throw attempts. The 7’3″ forward launched a career-high 7.1 threes per game in addition to a career-low 8.8 attempts inside the arc. The high volume of threes took a toll on his field goal percentage, 42%, and held him back from being a top-20 player. Hopefully by next season he can stay on the floor consistently and turn his unique combination of size and skill into becoming a second-round value.
March 11, 2020, 2:15 pmMichael Kidd-GilchristSF, Dallas Mavericks
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (illness) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game.
Even with Kristaps Porzingis out against the Nuggets, Kidd-Gilchrist has done nothing to merit fantasy ownership.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 11, 2020, 2:11 pmWillie Cauley-SteinC, Dallas Mavericks
Willie Cauley-Stein (illness) is considered probable for Wednesday's game.
Cauley-Stein has played sparingly for the Mavs. Assuming he is cleared to play, he should see more action with Kristaps Porzingis resting versus the Nuggets.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 11, 2020, 1:54 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis (rest) will not play during Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.
This is a second half of a back-to-back, so the Mavs aren't taking any chances with Porzingis and his knee. Despite two consecutive disappointing showings, he has averaged 22.9 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 2.8 blocks over his last eight games. Look for Maxi Kleber to step up in his absence.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 10, 2020, 10:59 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis continued to miss the mark on Tuesday, shooting just 4-for-15 on his way to nine points, 12 rebounds and two blocks.
Porzingies was coming off a 3-for-17 dud on Sunday against the Pacers and has gone 1-for-13 from behind the arc over his last two contests. The blocks will buoy his value to an extent but Porzingis coming away with just 18 points over his last two games has to sting for fantasy GMs whose playoff pursuits have been in the balance. After carrying teams for the last couple of months, KP's gone cold at the worst time.
March 8, 2020, 9:48 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis posted a dud vs. the Pacers on Sunday, accounting for nine points (3-of-17 FG), eight rebounds, two blocks and four turnovers.
Porzingis has been playing like a top-5 asset in 2020 and he had certainly earned the right to have a lousy showing or two. It was good to see him miss just one game from his right ankle sprain, and jump right back into the thick of things with 38 minutes. He will be much better in the next one.
March 8, 2020, 5:36 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis (right ankle sprain) will be available on Sunday against the Pacers.
The ankle sprain won't keep KP out of the lineup and it's a good thing, as he's been on a monster tear over the last few months. There's an upcoming B2B set for Dallas next week but right now planned rest seems to be the only thing that stops Porzingis from posting huge lines.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
March 8, 2020, 2:03 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis (right ankle sprain) is questionable coming into Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.
Porzingis has been on a roll lately and he's putting up top-5 value over the past two months. He's a fantasy All-Star and owners should stay tuned for updates regarding his status closer to tip-off.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 7, 2020, 12:30 amKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis had 26 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and four blocks in a great all-around effort on Friday as the Mavs beat the Grizzlies 121-96.
Porzingis has legitimately been a fantasy MVP this season, holding top-5 value over the past two months. The only thing Porzingis owners need to worry about is back-to-back sets for the Mavs, as they could easily choose to rest him next week when they play the Spurs and the Nuggets on consecutive nights. As the fantasy playoffs roll around, you are going to want him anchoring your front court. Ride him to fantasy glory.