Mark Cuban believes Kristaps Porzingis is ahead of schedule in his return from a torn ACL nearly two years ago.

“He is so much further on than I expected after 20 months off,” Mark Cuban said.

“I expected him to be rustier,” Cuban said. “And add that to a new system, new teammates, new city.”

The Dallas Mavericks took on salary and traded two future first round picks for the right to re-sign Porzingis to a five-ear max contract.