Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis will continue to be sidelined with a sore right knee, according to a report from Tim MacMahon of ESPN.
The 7-foot-3 sharpshooter has been out since New Years Eve with this knee issue, which will force him to miss the Mavericks' matchup with the Lakers on Friday (9:45 ET, ESPN). According to MacMahon, Porzingis' recovery has been delayed in part due to an illness.
Filed to ESPN: Kristaps Porzingis recently had a PRP injection in the sore right knee that has sidelined him since New Year’s Day. Mavs commonly use that kind of injection to treat injuries. Illness has delayed his recovery. He’ll miss his 6th straight game vs. Lakers.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) January 9, 2020
In addition, Porzingis reportedly received a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection to help treat the injury. This type of treatment is common within the Mavericks organization, MacMahon writes.
Porzingis has been solid in his first full-season with the Mavericks. He's averaging 17.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks over 31 games. The 24-year-old missed over a season of action from 2018-19 due to a torn ACL in his left knee.
The Mavericks (23-14) are currently in sixth place in the Western Conference standings. They are 2-3 so far during this stretch without Porzingis.