“All-Star Level”: Mavericks’ Power Forward Gives Refreshing News to His Fans Awaiting a Quick Comeback

Published 11/05/2020, 10:00 AM EST
13 July 2018, Berlin, Germany: Kristaps Porzingis (R), power forward of the New York Knicks plays with youth players of the basketball team ALBA Berlin during a joint training session. The Latvian basketball player is currently on an advertising tour in Germany. Photo: Gregor Fischer/dpa (Photo by Gregor Fischer/picture alliance via Getty Images)


Kristaps Porzingis of the Dallas Mavericks did not have a very memorable 2019-20 season. His Game 1 injury against the Clippers pushed him out of the playoffs. However, the fresh news coming from his end is signaling at happy Dallas fans.

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When Porzingis tore his right meniscus in the round 1 opener, the Latvian player was not sure about getting surgery. However, he later decided to get one in October. Given his importance in the Mark Cuban owned team, it is important for him to resume play as soon as possible.

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How is Kristaps Porzingis doing today?

Recently, Porzingis took to Instagram to answer fan questions. On his Instagram story, he wrote, “Feeling great, off of crutches and walking normal. Been lifting weights and soon will be able to get some shots up”

Apart from this, the player also spoke about what he likes the most about Dallas city, his pet’s whereabouts, favorite UFC match, best gaming console, tastiest coffee, and haircut frequency.

When asked about his goals in the upcoming season, the 7’3” 240 lbs star revealed, “Taking the next step in the playoffs as a team and playing at an All star level myself. Everything else will take care of itself.”  This speaks highly of his commitment towards the game and the pressure he puts upon himself. 

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What concerns the KP6 and the Mavericks fans the most?

All great NBA players have one thing in common – their longevity. It is imperative to their legacy because the more they play, the thicker is their chapter in history books. Mavs’ Kristaps has shown alarming signs against this early in his career that make his climb towards greatness more difficult.

Earlier on February 6, 2018, Porzingis tore his ACL that shrunk his season to just 48 games. It was such a serious injury that he missed the entire 2018-19 season as well. His fitness has always been under doubts, but never his game. 

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When on the court, he is the best support for Luka Doncic. The man averaged 20.4 pts, 9.5 rebs, and 2 blocks in the 2019-20 season. These figures alone explain his importance to the Mavs. Do you think he will be back on court if the NBA resumes on December 22, 2020?

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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