Doncic, alone in the face of danger: Porzingis, out, will not play anymore

The Latvian pivot will not continue in the Mavericks' career in the 2020 NBA Playoffs due to the tear of the right lateral meniscus.


Kristaps Porzingis' knee discomfort after the first game of the first-round series against the Clippers had not been publicly specified by the Mavericks, his team since last year, and this strategy already makes a little more sense. A more clarifying diagnosis was being awaited for what in the end has been, after the historic stop of the NBA and at the gates of the sixth game (which could send them home if they lose it), a tear of the right lateral meniscus.

Porzingis hurt himself in that first game of the 2020 Playoffs, in which he was also sent off, and played the next two games with pain but contributing in a key way so that his Mavs remain, until now, alive. In the third of the series, the last for him after stopping in the next two when seeing that the meniscus worsened, he got 34 points and 13 rebounds despite the defeat.

The right knee was the non-operated one for the Latvian. Kristaps Porzingis shattered his left while still playing for the Knicks and was out for more than a year and a half because of it. In between, the trade to the Mavs.

As the Texans emphasize in the official statement, the only thing that is known now is that he will no longer play in the Disney World bubble. A new operation, this time on the right knee, would be possible shortly depending on the evolution.

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