Kristaps Porzingis (knee) starting for Mavericks Wednesday; Willie Cauley-Stein back to bench

Dallas Mavericks forward/center Kristaps Porzingis is in the lineup Wednesday in the team's game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

What It Means:

Porzingis had missed seven straight games due to a sore knee, but he's been cleared to suit up against the Pels. He'll also start, sending Willie Cauley-Stein back to a bench role.

Our models project Porzingis for 17.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 33.0 FanDuel points across 30.3 minutes of action.