Porzingis (knee) has been scrimmaging at full strength with teammates, the Dallas Morning News reports.
While we're yet to see extensive video of Porzingis working out, several members of the Mavericks recently convened in Miami for workouts, and the play of the 7-3 Latvian drew rave reviews. "He's very good," Dwight Powell said. "He's very, very good, I'm excited, very excited." Powell added: "He's 7-foot-3 and he shoots it from anywhere, with ease. It's kind of hard to affect that shot. He's moving well, he's at full-strength." Given that it's been more than a year-and-a-half since Porzingis has played in an NBA game, he's been at full strength for some time now, but it's nonetheless encouraging to hear the rave reviews from teammates. All indications are that Porzingis will be ready to hit the ground running for the new-look Mavs when the season opens next month.
Porzingis and the Mavericks agreed Sunday on a new five-year, $158 million contract, Mark Stein of The New York Times reports.
There have been reports the Mavericks were looking to lock Porzingis up long term, so this news is relatively unsurprising. He and Luka Doncic will now look to form a rapport on the court, as they will be Dallas' centerpieces for years to come. The 23-year-old big man has not played since tearing his ACL in February of 2017. He was averaging 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game prior to the injury.
Porzingis (knee) is expected to be offered a full five-year, $158 million maximum contract, Shams Charania of Stadium reports.
It appears the Mavericks aren't interested in even entertaining the idea of Porzingis signing an offer sheet elsewhere after trading for him at last year's deadline. Prior to suffering a torn ACL, he was averaging 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.2 assists per game. If Porzingis finalizes the deal with Dallas, he and Luka Doncic will be forming one of the most exciting young duos in the league.
Coach Rick Carlisle said Friday that he expects Porzingis (knee) to be available for the start of the Mavericks' training camp in the fall, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site reports.
Porzingis hasn't played in a competitive game since tearing the ACL in his left knee Feb. 6, 2018 while he was a member of the Knicks. While there was some thought that Porzingis would be ready to make a late-season return in 2018-19, the Mavericks ultimately kept him under wraps after acquiring him from the Knicks on Jan. 31. Porzingis was at least able to go through some light practices toward the end of the season and took part in a Basketball Without Borders camp in Latvia over the weekend, suggesting he's endured no snags in his recovery from knee surgery. The 7-foot-3 big man is slated to become a restricted free agent July 1, but the Mavericks are prepared to match any offer sheet Porzingis might receive when he hits the market.
Porzingis is being investigated in New York for an alleged rape that a woman told police took place last year, ESPN reports. Porzingis has yet to play since tearing the ACL in his left knee in February, 2018.
Porzingis denied the allegation through a statement from his lawyer. The NBA has been alerted about the investigation and the Mavericks said they could not comment due to instructions from authorities, the report adds.
Porzingis (knee) has officially been ruled out for the rest of the season, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
While Porzingis was never expected to play this season while he recovers from a torn ACL, speculation opened up when he returned to participating in five-on-five drills without any restrictions just over a week ago. However, the Mavericks have no reason to rush the big man back into game action, and Porzingis should be a full go for the start of the 2019-20 season.
Porzingis is expected to practice with the Mavs on Wednesday, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports. "Today I played three-on-three," Porzingis said during a live interview on TNT on Tuesday night. "[Wednesday] is going to be my first five-on-five practice, full-on, without any restrictions at all. And I've been feeling great."
While there's still no expectation that Porzingis will return to game action this season, this is still a major step in the right direction for the big man, whom the Mavs acquired from New York around the trade deadline. Thus far, he's been limited to drills and three-on-three work, but Porzingis will begin to scrimmage with his new teammates in an attempt to begin building chemistry and familiarity. Dallas is out of the playoff race in the West, but all eyes are on the 2019-20 season, when the Porzinigis and Luka Doncic-led Mavs will likely shift from rebuilding team to postseason contender. "KP is doing very well," coach Rick Carlisle said Tuesday night. "I watched him play a live three-on-three game this morning and do a lot of spectacular things and a lot of simple things with a great degree of specialization. The prospect of him being with us on the court is extremely exciting. But we're not there yet. But he's ramping it up and he'll be practicing with us sometime soon."
Porzingis (knee), according to Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, "probably will not play" this season, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
Though a return appeared to be on the table, Dallas will most likely opt to hold out their top-flight acquisition for the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign as he recovers from a torn ACL. While the decision isn't too surprising, this may be the sign fantasy owners need to cut bait with Porzingis, who was a popular pick late in most drafts.
The Knicks traded Porzingis (knee) to the Mavericks on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, Dennis Smith Jr., Wes Matthews and DeAndre Jordan along with a likely first-round pick will head to New York, while Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee and Trey Burke join Porzingis in Dallas.
Porzingis informed the Knicks earlier in the day that he would prefer to be traded after expressing "concern with the losing, franchise direction and an uncertainty that the culture is developing that will enable sustainable organizational success," per Wojnarowski. The deal happened shortly after that news broke, and the Knicks are partially using Porzingis to execute a salary dump of Hardaway and Lee for increased cap flexibility in the summer of 2019, when the organization hopes it can make a big free-agent splash. Now that Porzingis is with the Mavericks, it's unclear what that means for his chances of playing in 2018-19 while he continues to work back from a torn ACL. Dallas is 23-27 and 12th in the Western Conference standings, but it's still possible the team will want him available for the latter part of the season to help with a postseason push. More information on the situation should arrive once he settles in with his new club, but Porzingis already plans on informing the Dallas brass that he intends to exercise his qualifying offer in restricted free agency this summer, according to Charania. That would officially give the Mavericks a full season of Porzingis and the opportunity to work out an extension before he becomes an unrestricted free agent in July 2020.
Porzingis (knee) has progressed to 1-on-0 non-contact drills with coaches and will be re-evaluated in mid-February, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.
Porzingis has been shooting threes and dunking in workouts, though it seems he's at least two months away from a possible return. All signs in his recovery have been positive. More information should arrive as he continues hitting various milestones in his rehab.
Porzingis posted two pictures Thursday on his personal Instagram account that featured him sprinting on an outdoor track, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.
Porzingis' posts were likely an attempt to set the record straight regarding where he stands in his recovery from his mid-February surgery to repair his ACL after coach David Fizdale relayed earlier in the day that the big man was merely doing only light running at this point. The images of Porzingis sprinting illustrate that he has in fact made tangible progress from the activity he was able to do in training camp, but the Knicks probably won't have a clear timeline for his return until he's able to able to practice again. It's uncertain when Porzingis will be able to transition his rehab back to on-court work, making it a real possibility that he'll be sidelined for the entire 2018-19 season.
Porzingis (knee) has started to participate in light running and shooting, but remains without a concrete timetable for a return, Ian Begley of ESPN reports.
Porzingis has yet to be cleared for sprinting, but the fact that he's on the court and moving around without too much discomfort is encouraging. Still, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Porzingis also wouldn't guarantee he plays this season. "It's really hard to say," Porzingis said. "There's no timetable, as I said. I am going to be back when I'm healthy and I am medically cleared." With all that said, it sounds like Porzingis will be brought along extremely slowly as the Knicks have no reason to rush him back and risk some sort of aggravation. Look for him to be periodically reevaluated throughout the year, but his lack of a timetable continues to hurt his value in fantasy leagues. As of now, he's likely just a late-round flier in most formats.
Porzingis (knee) will meet with team doctors this week, Steve Popper of Newsday reports. General manager Steve Mills stated, "We'll have some medical evaluations of [Porzingis] this week and we'll start to develop what the right plan is for him to come back. We're not going to do anything that jeopardizes the future of this franchise and we're going to be consistent and stay true to that."
The continued sentiment from management is that this season is "a time focused on player development", indicating there will be no rush to bring back Porzingis, who tore his ACL in early February. It's possible a more specific timeline will emerge after he meets with team doctors. From a fantasy perspective, the murkiness of the situation makes it tough to determine where to draft Porzingis, who averaged 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.9 threes last season. Even when he returns, it's possible he sees limited minutes and takes frequent nights off.
Knicks owner James Dolan said that Porzingis (knee) could miss the entire 2018-19 season, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports. "I've been told everything from December to him being out for the season, so I don't know what to expect on that," Dolan said.
While the Knicks certainly aren't shutting Porzingis down officially for next season at this stage in his recovery, it's still notable that Dolan indicated there's a chance his superstar big man won't take the court. Porzingis' original 10-to-12 month timetable put a return somewhere between late December and February, so if this recent possibility holds true, it would be a huge surprise. Look for additional updates to be provided as Porzingis hits milestones in his recovery, but for the sake of both team and individual development, it seems it would be in the best interest of both the Knicks and Porzingis to get him back at some point during the 2018-19 campaign. For now, it's safe to assume he'll miss at least the first two months of the season.
Porzingis said Saturday that he won't require offseason surgery to address the swelling and soreness on his elbow that bothered him for significant portions of the 2017-18 campaign, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.
Even if the big man had needed an elbow procedure, it's unlikely that it would impact his outlook for 2018-19, as Porzingis' recovery from February surgery to repair a torn left ACL remains the chief concern. The Knicks haven't provided a projected return timetable for the franchise cornerstone, but the expectation is that he'll need at least 10-to-12 months to make a full recovery, meaning that he likely won't be available for the start of the upcoming season. If it's any consolation, Porzingis should at least be able to work on his shooting throughout the summer without restriction now that his elbow is no longer a concern.
Porzingis, who underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, is expected to miss at least 10 months, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.
While a relatively long time, a 10-plus-month recovery period is nothing out of the ordinary for a torn ACL. Optimistically, Porzingis could return in the middle of December, though it would not be surprising if the organization opted to keep their prized young player out a bit longer for precautionary reasons. Prior to suffering the injury, Porzingis was having a career year, averaging 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game.
Porzingis will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, Steve Popper of The Bergen Record reports.
Porzingis tore his ACL exactly one week prior landing awkwardly after a made dunk. While the exact length of his absence remains undetermined, it seems likely that the 22-year-old All-Star won't be ready in time for the start of the 2018-19 season. As for what's left of the current season, Michael Beasley is expected to see the biggest jump in fantasy value given the added playing time available.
An MRI following Tuesday's game against the Bucks confirmed that Porzingis suffered an ACL tear in his left knee, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.
This is obviously devastating news for Porzingis and the Knicks. The big man will finish his his third season with averages of 22.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, and 1.9 threes across 32.8 minutes per game. From a fantasy perspective, the primary beneficiary of his absence for the remainder of the season will be Michael Beasley, who should be picked up in all leagues if available. Porzingis will now set his sights on his recovery process and a return sometime next season. The Knicks have not yet provided a recovery timetable, but it's likely Porzingis will miss the start of the 2018-19 season.
Porzingis is set to undergo an MRI on his left knee after injuring it in Tuesday's matchup versus the Bucks, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Porzingis drove for a dunk in the second quarter of the contest, but landed awkwardly on his way down. He was immediately went in pain and had to be helped to the locker room. While Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports that the big man is able to to put weight on his knee, the results of his MRI will provide more clarity on the situation. Expect an update once more information is provided.
Porzingis had to be helped to the locker room after suffering an apparent knee injury in Tuesday's game against the Bucks.
Porzingis landed awkwardly after throwing down a dunk and immediately went down. He was in obvious pain and had to be helped to the locker room. The severity of the injury is not known at this time, but expect an update once the Knicks provide more information.
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