Kristaps Porzingis returns to the Mavs lineup amid trade rumors

Kristaps Porzingis
Photo: Smiley N. Pool/Dallas Morning News

Kristaps Porzingis will return to action on Saturday night, when the Dallas Mavericks visit the Brooklyn Nets.

Porzingis missed the last three games of Dallas, due to a back injury. However, he is now medically cleared to return to the lineup.

Porzingis has been involved in trade rumors lately, with Dallas monitoring the market to see if there is interest for the Latvian forward/center.

However, both Mark Cuban (Mavs owner) and Rick Carlisle (Mavs head coach) have denied the rumors and have stated they have no plans to trade Porzingis.