Poeltl was diagnosed with a sprained MCL in early March and was set to miss two-to-four weeks. "Although I have no experience with knee injuries, I expect that I will have no problems if the season continues," Poeltl said. If or when the NBA season returns, the 24-year-old would resume his role as a backup center to starter LeMarcus Aldridge. Poeltl averaged 5.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 blocks across 58 games this year. The NBA season is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.