Washington Wizards' Kristaps Porzingis to Miss Tuesday's Game Against Atlanta Hawks

The Washington Wizards will be without their key big man for Tuesday's showdown with the Atlanta Hawks. Per the NBA Injury Report, Kristaps Porzingis has been downgraded to out for tonight's game due to left knee soreness.

Porzingis also missed Sunday's 102-82 loss to the Chicago Bulls. Generally, he's been healthy and reliable this season, appearing in 51 of a possible 60 games while averaging 22.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game.

Porzingis is arguably in the middle of a career season. His points per game (22.8) and true shooting percentage (.624) are personal bests, and he's on pace to make his most appearances since his 2015-16 rookie season. Still, it hasn't equated to a particularly exceptional year for the Wizards: they're 28-32 and 10th in the Eastern Conference.

Porzingis has been a pleasant surprise since joining the Wizards at the 2022 trade deadline, but it hasn't been enough to elevate the team into a credible contender. It appears the Wizards' trio of Porzingis, Bradley Beal, and Kyle Kuzma have plateaued. The team must prioritize rebuilding their roster via the draft and free agency this offseason.

Porzingis's next chance to see the court will be on Thursday night against the Toronto Raptors.

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