Mavericks say Porzingis involved in incident in native Latvia

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoshua Gateley / ESPN Images(DALLAS) — The Dallas Mavericks say Kristaps Porzingis was involved in an altercation at a nightclub in his native Latvia.After video showed the 7-foot-3 forward with a bloody forehead, the Mavericks said Sunday: “It is our understanding that Kristaps was jumped and assaulted outside of a club,” without providing further details.Video of the aftermath of the incident obtained by TMZ showed an agitated Porzingis in a torn shirt, pushing someone out of the way and approaching a group of men before several people stopped him and urged him to calm down.The 23-year-old Porzingis was acquired by Dallas in a blockbuster deal with the New York Knicks before the trading deadline but hasn’t played for the club. He missed the 2018-19 season after tearing a ligament in his left knee in what turned out to be his final game for the Knicks in February 2018.Porzingis will be a restricted free agent July 1, and the Mavericks have said they intend to sign him to a long-term contract.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img May 13, 2019 /Sports News – National Mavericks say Porzingis involved in incident in native Latvialast_img

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