Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis Out for Playoffs

The Dallas Mavericks have revealed that big man Kristaps Porzingis will miss the remainder of the 2020 postseason with a torn meniscus. Porzingis has been out of action since Game 3 of their first round series.

Porzingis missed Dallas’ past two contests with knee soreness and now the extent of the injury, a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee, is known.

Porzingis averaged 20.4 points and 9.5 rebounds per game during the 2019-20 campaign and added 34 points in his final taste of action on Aug. 21. Dallas ended up winning their first contest without the big man but now trail the Los Angeles Clippers 2-3 in their series.

In addition to Porzingis, the Mavericks are already down Dwight Powell and Willie Cauley-Stein, so expect head coach to rely more heavily on Maxi Kleber and Boban Marjanovic.

The knee injury that cost Porzingis the complete 2018-19 was in his left knee.