It’s time for Kristaps Porzingis to begin being the man the Mavs thought he was.
Hear, if you find yourself 7-foot-3 with the power of Porzingis you don’t actually have a alternative however to be particular. That’s the worth that comes with that degree of expertise.
This implies you’ll be able to’t common a pedestrian 14.3 factors over the course of a heated first-round sequence with the Clippers. To not point out solely grabbing 3.7 rebounds per sport at 7-foot-3!! Porzingis not less than averaged near 9 in the course of the common season.
The 5-foot-11 Facundo Campazzo averages extra rebounds within the playoffs for Denver than Porzingis does for the Mavericks. Take into consideration that.
Porzingis is capturing 43 p.c from the sector on about 12 pictures per sport. The large man is barely capturing three free throws per sport as nicely. It is a clear indication to me that Porzingis simply hasn’t been aggressive sufficient for the Mavs. Luka Dončić is doing his factor and Tim Hardaway, Jr. has been spectacular, together with different function gamers, which is why Dallas is at the moment main the sequence 2-1. But when the Mavs need to win this sequence, it’s going to take an aggressive Porzingis placing stress on the Clippers protection, as a result of they don’t have anybody who can match up with a 7-foot-3 massive who can shoot and deal with the ball the best way Porzingis can.
He can’t go 3-10 with solely 9 factors once more and anticipate the Mavs to win this sequence. Regardless of the slander that the Clippers obtain on social media, they’re nonetheless a superb workforce and might simply win this sequence.
The Mavs could be a actually scary workforce once they make pictures and will make a run once they get scorching. However they want their “second possibility” to begin enjoying like a second possibility as a substitute of enjoying like an afterthought.
Dallas’ run within the postseason will all be decided by the play of the seven-foot Latvian that they’re paying almost $30 million a 12 months.
If Porzingis can’t help Luka persistently, it’s going to be wraps for a deep playoff run. If he can, they might doubtlessly discover themselves within the Western Convention finals.