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No definitive timetable has been set for Porzingis to play in games, but coach Rick Carlisle said he anticipates that will happen at some point in January.
“Sometime in the next couple of weeks isn’t far-fetched. It isn’t certain, either,” Carlisle said. “I think we just have to go day to day with it and hope that things can keep moving in a positive direction.”
The 7-foot-3 Porzingis, who missed a season and a half while recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee in February 2018, suffered the most recent injury in the opener of the Mavs’ playoff series against the LA Clippers in August. He played the next two games — including a 34-point, 13-rebound performance in Game 3 — before the pain and stiffness in the knee forced Porzingis to sit out the remainder of the series.
Porzingis said the knee “felt good” on Tuesday, when he worked with both the starters and second unit during full-contact