Kristaps Porzingis: «It had been a long time since my body felt so good»

Kristaps Porzingis is very hungry for firming. The inside of the Dallas Mavericks missed five games at the beginning of the season due to back problems that invited us to think about another year conditioned by injuries.

The Latvian has erased these initial doubts by exhibiting a great performance since his return. In his last six games he has averaged 26.6 points and 8.8 rebounds, confirming himself as that stellar couple that the Mavericks want for Luka Doncic.

Before contributing 30 points in Tuesday’s victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, the big men He stated that he is in good shape and has left any physical problems behind. «I feel very good,» said the player to NBA.com. «It’s been a long time since my body felt so good.»

Ahead of last season’s trade deadline, various rumors indicated that the Texas franchise evaluated Porzingis’ market potential as a preliminary to a possible trade. Team owner Mark Cuban denied the rumors at the time and, in the same NBA.com, confirmed this position.

«That is not true [querer traspasar a Porzingis]. Why would I do that? «Said Cuban. Operations like that always tend to take you a step back. When you trade a superstar you never get the best result. «

Cuban took advantage of this interview to show his support and confidence for Porzingis and point out that he still has a lot to prove. «I have always believed that KP has not yet played its best basketball,» added the owner. “Now we are seeing why we do not want to transfer it. Is a great player. And a good guy. All my experiences with him have been positive. But that’s the world of Twitter NBA and Twitter Mavs. They would probably also want to transfer Luka [Doncic] at this time.»

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