After he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in order for the New York Knicks to clear cap space to sign K̶e̶v̶i̶n̶ ̶D̶u̶r̶a̶n̶t̶ Bobby Portis, it looks like Kristaps Porzingis has been living in the weight room... if you only glance at his upper body.
Luka Doncic's new running mate posted some progress pics to Instagram, and while he's looking totally shredded from the waist up, his lower body seems almost disproportionately less thick.
Going back to his days as a draft prospect and his early years as a pro, the 7-3 Latvian star had issues with some of the bigger, more bruising centers in the league down low. Given how Rick Carlisle likes to utilize his big men, Porzingis will likely be down on the block more often tis year, so that added muscle will come in handy.
Now he just needs to finish the job and bulk up those legs.
Kristaps is hoping to showoff his newfound strength now that he's in Dallas, and hopefully the added muscle will help him better compete on the glass.
It's clear that he's put in the work in the gym this offseason, and he's hoping to come back as dominant as he was before suffering the ACL injury in 2017.