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The Mavs Were Reportedly Aware Of Allegation Against Kristaps Porzingis

kristaps porzings during a game with the knicks

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 26: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 26, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The New York Police Department is reportedly looking into a sexual assault allegation made against Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis.

The former New York Knicks star reportedly raped a 29-year-old woman hours after he suffered a torn ACL at Madison Square Garden last year.

According to the report from the New York Post, Porzingis invited a neighbor into his apartment before raping her. The alleged incident took place last year, but the alleged victim waited until earlier this week to come to police.

Earlier this season, the Mavericks traded for Porzingis - leaving fans wondering whether or not the organization knew about the allegations against the Latvian star.

According to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the answer is yes.

Woj reported on Saturday night that the Knicks told the Mavericks about the pending rape allegation during a trade call.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban addressed the allegations against Porzingis in a statement.

“We have been instructed by federal authorities not to comment,” Cuban told The Post.

Porzingis has not played in a game this season as he recovers from injury. It's unclear if his future with the organization could be in question as a result of the allegation.

Stay tuned for more on the story.