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Mavericks F/C Kristaps Porzingis, who recently underwent successful knee surgery, will miss the start of the 2020-21 NBA regular season, according to president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson.
Porzingis will be cleared for on-court basketball activities on or around January 1, which means he’ll need some time to ramp up before hitting the court for in-game action. This was to be expected, but now just makes Luka Doncic that much more of an attractive option at the very top of fantasy drafts this upcoming season.
Dallas Mavericks F/C Kristaps Porzingis underwent surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee.
Porzingis amazingly played two additional games in the Mavs first-round series against the Clippers after tearing his meniscus in Game 1. Through three games of the first-round, Porzingis averaged 23.7 points and 8.7 rebounds in 31.3 minutes per game while shooting 52.5 percent (21-40 FGs) from the field, and 52.9 percent (9-17 3PT) from beyond the arc. There is no timetable for his return, and with the start of the 2020-2021 season still TBD, Porzingis may have some additional time to rehab before the official start of training camp next season.
Mavericks F Kristaps Porzingis (knee) has been playing with a torn meniscus he suffered in Game 1 of the series against the Clippers.
Porzingis miraculously played Games 2 and 3 with a torn meniscus and has now officially been ruled out with the injury designation. Surgery will be considered as an option for Porzingis. He hopes to be healed up in time for the start of the 2020-21 NBA season set to begin in December.
Mavericks F Kristaps Porzingis (knee) is being called “very doubtful” for Game 6 Sunday, per head coach Rick Carlisle.
Porzingis has missed each of the last two games after his knee issues flared up ahead of Game 4. He’s likely out Sunday, meaning it’ll be up to Luka Doncic to keep the Mavericks alive facing a 2-3 series deficit against the Clippers.
The Mavericks are listing Kristaps Porzingis questionable for Game 6 on Thursday.
Porzingis has missed each of the last two games with soreness in his right knee but has a chance to suit up on Thursday. With the Mavericks trailing the Clippers 2-3 in the series, his presence will be vital in a win-or-go-home scenario on Thursday.