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Video Surfaces on Social Media Showing Mavericks Star Kristaps Porzingis Bloodied After Altercation

The Mavericks acquired Porzingis from the Knicks on Feb. 1

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    Video Surfaces on Social Media Showing Mavericks Star Kristaps Porzingis Bloodied After Altercation
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    Kristaps Porzingis, then of the New York Knicks, is welcomed back after tearing his ACL previously in the season prior to taking on the Dallas Mavericks during their game at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2018 in New York City.

    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.