Kristaps Porzingis on track to be cleared for practice

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Giannis Askounis

21/Dec/20 13:15

The Dallas Mavericks will start the season without Kristaps Porzingis but hope to get him back in January

By Johnny Askounis/

Kristaps Porzingis has been increasing participation in practice aiming to become available for regular action with the Dallas Mavericks by January. He was recently cleared for non-contact work and 5-on-0 play, reports Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News.

“He looks good,” noted head coach Rick Carlisle said, “He’s enthusiastic. He’s got a great vibe about how he’s feeling and how he’s progressing. There’s no timetable yet. It’s going to be at least January, but there are a lot of good signs.”

Despite the unclear timetable, the current plan is for the Latvian star to resume practicing and travel with the team to start the 2020-21 Regular Season. The Mavs will be on the road this week to face the Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Clippers opening their campaign.

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