Kristaps Porzingis said he still plans on working out with Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks this offseason, reports Marc Berman of the NY Post.
Porzingis has often had his style of play compared to that of Nowitzki.
"I'm sure it will help me out and improve my game, hopefully, unless Mark Cuban says no,''Porzingis said. "Dirk is a guy who can really help my game. Hopefully I'll have a chance to work with him, a few days to get on the court with him and pick his brain."
Cuban, who owns the Mavericks, said earlier this season that he would be opposed to Dirk working out with Porzingis, though he later clarified that his remarks were made in good fun and not to be taken seriously.
Dirk recently made headlines by reaching the 30,000 career point plateau, making him one of six to ever hit that mark in NBA history.
"It's an unbelievable achievement,'' Porzingis said. "One of six to do that in history. It's unbelievable - coming from Europe. What he did for all the European players who come in now. It's unbelievable. It's an honor to play against each other and hopefully a chance to learn from him.''
The two had intended on working out together last summer before a scheduling conflict caused those plans to be cancelled.
In 57 games played this season, the 21-year-old Porzingis is averaging 18.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2 blocks per game.