Rick Carlisle tired talking about Kristaps Porzingis’ absence from Mavs
Dallas Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis is still out due to a leg injury, so Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle believes it’s pointless to talk about someone who’s not playing.
Per Callie Caplan of the Dallas Morning News, Carlisle seems to be tired of talking about Porzingis’ injury which has kept him out of action for five games.
“Until he’s back, there’s no point in talking about what we’re missing with him not being out there. A lot of teams are going through health issues right now and he’s doing better all the time. There’s nothing imminent on him but he’s doing better,” Rick Carlisle explained.
Without the 7-foot-3 Latvian, the Mavs have tallied a 2-3 record. Their most recent loss was a heartbreaking 107-106 defeat against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday.
Kristaps Porzingis was actually a late-game scratch in the Mavs’ New Year’s Eve game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Reports reveal that The Unicorn approached the medical staff prior to tip-off, noting some pain in his right knee.
The Mavs downplayed the seriousness of the injury and shared that Porzingis won’t miss a significant amount of time. But fives game in and Dallas has yet to field Porinzgis.
Fans have become antsy as the team is missing their second-leading scorer and their second superstar. However, Carlisle’s quips suggests that the team has no choice but to play with the cards that they’ve been dealt. Injuries, after all, are a part of the game. As the season approaches the midpoint mark, several players are showing signs of wear and tear.
Moreover, it is worth noting that the Mavs have a good shot at qualifying for the postseason. And they need a well-rested Porzingis to help them to get deep into the playoffs.