Rumor: NBA trainer thinks Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis will become a Hall of Famer
An NBA trainer who has worked with multiple NBA stars believes Mavs power forward Kristaps Porzingis will become a Hall of Famer, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.
Porzingis will make his Mavs debut in 2019-20 after missing the entire 2018-19 campaign rehabbing his ACL injury. Dallas fans can’t wait to see KP play alongside Luka Doncic, who won the 2019 Rookie of the Year Award.
The last time we saw Kristaps Porzingis play, he was averaging 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks with the New York Knicks while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from beyond the arc. The new Mavs star has career averages of 17.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
The Mavs gave Porzingis a five-year, $158.3 million deal this summer. For Dallas to make the postseason in 2019-20, it will need Porzingis and Doncic to play at an All-Star level every night.
Porzingis has to stay healthy and have a long, superstar-caliber career to make the Hall of Fame. KP has to make multiple All-Star games and produce in the playoffs.
Playing with Doncic will help KP have a lengthy career. Doncic averaged 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists while shooting 42.7 percent from the field, 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free-throw line as a rookie. Luka figures to make the game easier for Porzingis.