Michael Porter Jr

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  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. said that his right ankle is now properly healed.

    Porter missed six games with a right ankle injury, and though he was able to play in nine of Denver's last 10 games (the absence was a DNP-CD) before the hiatus, he admitted that his ankle was still bothering him and he was playing through pain. MPJ flashed tremendous potential when given the appropriate minutes but it's going to be hard for him to hold fantasy value outside of deeper formats when the Nuggets are fully healthy — he topped 15 minutes just three times in those nine games. The silver lining of the league's suspension is that hurt and injured players are getting the chance to heal up, Porter included.

    Source: Denver Post

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. was invisible in Friday's loss to the Clippers, getting just nine minutes off the bench from coach Mike Malone and wound up chipping in seven points on 3-of-4 shooting with three rebounds, one 3-pointer, one assist and one block.

    So much for MPJ being someone the Nuggets would like to see develop this season. He's shown his fair share of flashes this season, but random night like this make him difficult to trust, even in ultra-deep H2H leagues. Drop him if your fantasy team needs a consistent end-of-bench kinda guy.

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. (right ankle) has been cleared to return from a six-game absence on Friday.

    Porter was injured in Denver's game on January 31 and has been shelved since, but he'll be back in action tomorrow night. The talented sophomore has been great in limited run, and while he's flashed some serious fantasy potential it may be hard for him to get the necessary minutes with Denver fully healthy in the frontcourt. Keep a close eye on his workload in the coming days.

    Source: Chris Dempsey on Twitter

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. (right ankle sprain) was able to go through most of Wednesday's practice.

    No word on MPJ's status for Denver's next game but it sounds like a return could be on the horizon. That would adversely affect Torrey Craig's minutes, not that fantasy GMs are hanging onto that storyline.

    Source: TJ McBride on Twitter

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. (right ankle sprain) is being listed as out ahead of Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

    The Nuggets don't play again until February 21st, which will give Porter an extra week of rest to try and get healthy. Gary Harris and Jordan McRae will get additional time while Porter remains out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. will miss Monday's tilt with the Spurs due to his right ankle sprain.

    With Porter set to miss another game, Torrey Craig should be in for plenty of minutes on Monday. It's been a frustrating five-game absence at this point for Porter, and it would appear unlikely that the Nuggets would bother rushing him back to face the Lakers on Wednesday. It will be their final game before the All-Star break.

    Source: T.J. McBride on Twitter

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Jerami Grant (right ankle sprain) is 'highly questionable' on Wednesday according to Coach Mike Malone.

    The Nuggets will be short-handed in the front court tonight with Grant, Paul Millsap and Mason Plumlee all sidelined. Nikola Jokic will have to shoulder a heavy load in the front court vs. the Jazz and Torey Craig will have to step up and is a good DFS option.

    Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. (right ankle) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game.

    Porter hasn't played since suffering the injury on Friday. It's a shame because he strung together two double-doubles prior to that. Torrey Craig should see a steady diet of minutes given all the Nuggets' injury woes.

    Source: Katy Winge on Twitter

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. (right ankle) will not play on Tuesday against the Blazers.

    Porter will miss his second game with the ankle injury he suffered on Friday. The Nuggets' much-discussed depth is getting a chance to shine.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. (right ankle) is being listed as out for Sunday's game versus the Pistons.

    MPJ was playing well before turning his ankle during Friday's game. There is no word on the severity of the injury, but for now MPJ should be treated as day-to-day.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. (right ankle) did not return to Friday's game, finishing with 15 points, 11 rebounds, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 25 minutes off the bench.

    A terrible development with Porter rolling in a real role for the first time in his career. Hopefully he's not out for long, but the Nuggets will rightfully prioritize his long-term health. Fantasy GMs just have to sit tight and hope for the best.

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. (right ankle) is questionable to return to Friday's game.

    Porter appeared to tweak his ankle and went right back to the locker room. We'll keep you posted on the talented but injury-prone sophomore.

    Source: Katy Winge on Twitter

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. scored 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with 12 rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and two triples in Thursday's win over the Jazz.

    Porter had another full line tonight against a strong defense, but it should still be noted that the Nuggets are without Jamal Murray and Gary Harris. This means there's more opportunity for Porter to play big minutes, but lately he's shown that he's worth it. Owners in standard leagues can ride out this value and see where it takes them, but be warned as we've seen him disappear for stretches at a time and the Nuggets are loaded with talent.

  • Gary Harris
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Gary Harris (personal) will not play in Thursday's tilt vs. the Jazz.

    Harris will miss his eighth game of the season on Thursday night due to personal reasons. The Nuggets will lean on their depth against the Jazz as they will already be without Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap and Mason Plumlee. Michael Porter Jr., Malik Beasley and Torrey Craig could all see additional minutes with Harris ruled out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray will miss Thursday's game against the Jazz as he continues to work his way back from a left ankle sprain.

    Thursday will mark Murray's eighth straight absence and head coach Michael Malone has been reluctant to give a timetable for his return. Monte Morris and Malik Beasley will continue to see additional minutes while Michael Porter Jr. has taken advantage of the additional opportunity with all of the injuries that the Nuggets are currently dealing with.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter