The Athletic's Shams Charania reported that Mavericks star, Kristaps Porzingis underwent a right knee surgery to repair a meniscus tear.
Mavericks‘ Kristaps Porzingis underwent surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 9, 2020
'KP', who just finished his first season playing for Dallas, led the 'Mavs' alongside Luka Doncic to the Western Conference playoffs, where they lost in the first round to the Los Angeles Clippers.
This was the first time the Mavericks clinched a playoff spot in the West since 2016.
The Dallas Mavericks issued the following statement today regarding Kristaps Porzingis. pic.twitter.com/B9ouGkzxub— Mavs PR (@MavsPR) October 9, 2020
'KP' suffered the injury in Game 1 of the Mavericks’ opening-round series against the L.A. Clippers on Aug. 17. He played the next two games before being sidelined the remainder of the series won in six games by the Clippers.
Porzingis will begin rehab immediately and there is no timetable set at this time.
Young superstar Luka Doncic led the Mavs in scoring at 28.8 points per game, Porzingis was second at 20.4 PPG, and guard Tim Hardaway Jr. was third with 15.8 PPG.
Porzingis was acquired by Dallas in a seven-player deal before the trade deadline in 2019. The Latvian signed a $158 million, five-year max contract with Dallas in July 2019.