Kristaps Porzingis

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  • Maxi Kleber
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber is probable to start in Thursday's preseason finale vs. the Clippers.

    Kleber is likely to be joined by Luka Dončić, Kristaps Porzingis, Courtney Lee and Delon Wright. With Dwight Powell hampered by a hamstring strain, Kleber is a strong candidate to look at in DFS lineups for Thursday's slate. Kleber could provide fantasy value at some point this season. He is someone to look at at the very end of drafts. Kleber should be on watch-lists if he is a free agent in your league.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF-C, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis double-doubled in an easy win over the Thunder on Monday night, putting up 17 points (7-for-21 FGs), 13 rebounds, one block and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Porzingis has played in three straight games, which is nice to see. He's one of the biggest boom-or-bust picks this season with a ceiling in the top-15 and we know what the floor looks like.

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF-C, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis scored 11 points on 4-for-13 shooting with five rebounds, three assists, two threes sand one steal on Friday.

    It wasn't a strong shooting performance for Porzingis, but at this point in his return from an ACL injury it's just good to see him active. He will slowly ramp up to offer his regular points, threes, blocks and rebounds category contributions. Just be mindful of potential load management.

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    In his first game back from a torn ACL, Kristaps Porzingis scored 18 points to go with seven rebounds, two assists, two threes and one steal on Wednesday.

    Porzingis led the team in plus-minus with 13, which is an impressive number considering the Mavs fell 117-124. Overall it can be considered a successful return for Porzingis on a night when his team mostly struggled.

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis will make his long-awaited debut for the Mavs as they face the Pistons on Wednesday.

    The NBA world would have liked to see Porzingis make his debut on Tuesday as the game was televised on National TV. However, it is better for Kristaps to debut in a game that has less of a spotlight as he takes the court for the first time since suffering a torn ACL. When asked about his return, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said, "I know he’s ready. He’s excited to get back out there. I just want to see him play within our system and just get him out there, really. He’s put an amazing amount of time, effort and diligence into his rehab.” I think we can all agree with Carlisle on his comments regarding Porzingis.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic (rest) will join Kristaps Porzingis (rest) on the bench Tuesday in preseason action against the Thunder.

    Porzingis was ruled out earlier in the day, but Luka sitting out was more of a last-minute scratch. The Mavs are sitting their young duo while they play on ESPN, something the NBA is probably not too happy about.

    Source: Dallas Mavericks on Twitter

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis will miss Tuesday's game against the Thunder but will play on Wednesday against the Pistons.

    The Mavs are going to be monitor Porzingis closely this year as he returns from a torn ACL. Porzingis' finished with 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game last year with the Knicks in 2017-18.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis could be rested for 15-20 games over the course of the season, according to Mavericks beat writer Tim Cato.

    Nothing is set in stone, but the Mavericks are being careful with Porzingis as he returns from a torn ACL. Porzingis averaged 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks in 2017-18 with the Knicks. Dorian Finney-Smith could receive more playing time when Porzingis is sidelined.

    Source: Tim Cato of The Athletic

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Mavs coach Rick Carlisle told reporters Kristaps Porzingis had a positive first day of practice and was not limited.

    Carlisle noted it was KP's "first real practice from start to finish in quite some time." All systems were go for the KP at the Mavs' first official practice of the season. Twenty months removed from a torn ACL, Porzingis is healthy and ready to get back on the basketball court for fantasy teams this year.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Dwight Powell
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Rick Carlisle again emphasised that Dwight Powell and Kristaps Porzingis make sense starting next to each other on Tuesday.

    It sure looks like more confirmation that Powell will be the starting C next to the Unicorn this year. Powell is a reliable big man to consider in the back-end of standard drafts for his steady value.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis said that he feels "probably better than I ever had in my life" and he will have no limitations entering training camp, almost 20 months after he tore the ACL.

    KP bulked up to a personal-high 242 pounds over the summer, while his teammates have been raving about his explosiveness in recent pickup games. Porzingis has been medically cleared for full basketball activities for several months now. He practiced with the Mavs late last season, but him and the team mutually agreed that it was in his best interests long term to continue prioritizing strength and conditioning work instead of playing in the final 10 or 15 games of the season. The Latvian big is a strong consideration in the early rounds of the draft this year and only the potential of load management could hurt his value as the season progresses.

    Source: ESPN

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis' load management looks to be more conservative early in the season and gradually become less restrictive.

    Porzingis is coming off an ACL tear and has looked visibly stronger in recent workout photos. He was previously reportedly to have put on 16-17 pounds of muscle and looking to put on a strong debut season with the Mavericks. He is projected to provide top-50 value this season but keep in mind he is likely to miss some, if not all, back-to-back games.

    Source: Dallas Morning News

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    According to Dallas Mavericks Director of Athletic Performance Jeremy Holsopple, Kristaps Porzingis put on 16-17 pounds in the offseason through workouts and diet management.

    Porzingis does appear stronger in photos, but he is also coming of an ACL tear and may get some games off as a result. Porzingis could still provide top-50 value this season thanks to his shooting and shot blocking.

    Source: Tamara Jolee on Twitter

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis participated in some scrimmage sessions with his Mavs teammates in Miami.

    Porzingis was reportedly able to get into some full practices at the end of last season but it's still good to hear that he's fully active. While the Mavs will do some load management, look for KP to be taken off draft boards in the early-middle rounds.

    Source: Dallas Morning News

  • Boban Marjanovic
    C, Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs have officially announced the signing of Boban Marjanović to a two-year, $7 million deal.

    The Mavs will have two 7'3" bigs on their team as Kristaps Porzingis will be playing his first games in a Mavs uniform this season. Boban has been a reliable big off the bench for all four franchises that he has played for. However, he has never eclipsed the 14.0 mpg mark and therefore, will not sustain fantasy value. He is someone to look at in DFS matchups depending on matchups and injuries.

    Source: Callie Caplan on Twitter