Mavs confirm Kristaps Porzingis is fine, back with team after fight in Latvia
Dallas Mavericks star forward Kristaps Porzingis has reportedly returned to Dallas over a week after being involved in a bar brawl in his native Latvia.
According to Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News, Porzingis has already met with the Mavs’ authorities to talk about the incident. It was also confirmed that KP’s hands are fine, contrary to previous reports that he broke his hand during the fight.
A team source told The News that Porzingis returned to Dallas several days ago and that both of his hands are fine.
Furthermore, the source said, Mavericks officials investigated the incident in Latvia, have spoken at length to Porzingis and are satisfied that the incident was a case of the 7-foot-3 23-year-old being “in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Porzingis reportedly got into a fight with a group of Russians. There were rumors that the people that attacked KP were New Yorks Knicks fans, who were said to be disappointed that he asked to be traded from the team.
The 23-year-old Porzingis is yet to play for the Mavs after joining the Texas team in January. He missed the whole 2018-19 campaign as he recovers from the torn ACL he sustained in 2018 while with the Knickerbockers.
Porzingis, who is expected to re-sign with the Mavs once his contract is up next season, will be paired with Rookie of the year frontrunner Luka Doncic in the Dallas lineup.