Carlisle: Mavs ‘have no schedule’ for Porzingis return
Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle revealed Kristaps Porzingis missed Monday’s game against the Utah Jazz with a sprained wrist and said there is currently no schedule set for his back to the field.
“We don’t have a schedule”, Carlisle said. “We hope it’s not serious. It’s something he’s been dealing with for several weeks, so we’re going to hope for the best on it. … He wants to play all the time, but he’s the one that ‘he’s sitting tonight. Maybe we’ll find out more later tonight or tomorrow. “
The loss of Porzingis is a big blow to the Mavericks, as his absence could interrupt their current momentum. They are currently running a five-game winning streak that has firmly established them in the Western Conference playoff table, placing them three games ahead of the Grizzlies, who hold the eighth seed.
This will be the third time this season that Porzingis has been forced to run out of time, having only played 31 of 49 games so far. When he was on the pitch, Porzingis may have had the best season of his career, averaging over 20 points per game while shooting almost 50% from the field.