Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis Undergoes Knee Surgery

Kristaps Porzingis with Knicks blocking Lakers' Jordan Clarkson. Photo by Jevone Moore/Cal Sport Media/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Dallas Mavericks announced on Friday that their star Kristaps Porzingis underwent knee surgery. The procedure will address the injury that the 25-year-old center suffered in the first-round series against Los Angeles Clippers.

There is currently no timeline for Porzingis’ return, but the Mavericks reportedly hope that the Latvian will recover in time for the 2020/21 training camp. 

Porzingis initially got hurt in Game 1 of the Clippers’ series but continued playing through pain for the next two games. However, this caused even more issues, and he was eventually sidelined for the remainder of the duel.

Reportedly, Kristaps Porzingis considered several options when it came to addressing the injury in order to avoid the surgery. However, after consultations with doctors, he decided that the best thing for his baseball career was to get a procedure.

Porzingis enjoyed a solid 2019/20season with Dallas, playing in 57 regular-season games after previously missing year-and-a-half due to an ACL tear. He averaged 20.4 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game.