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  • Michael Porter Jr. - F - Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. (back) has been fully cleared for contact and expects to participate in the Nuggets' Summer League.

    The back injury is what caused Porter Jr. to drop so far during the draft, but after sitting out his rookie season Porter's back seems to have fully healed. This is the time to buy in Dynasty Leagues. Like Ben Simmons, Porter Jr. will be eligible to compete for rookie of the year next season.

    Source: Harrison Wind on twitter

  • Michael Porter Jr. - F - Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. (back) sat out his entire first season with the Nuggets, though he was able to participate in some non-contact work over the course of the year.

    Porter slid during the draft because of concerns about his back, and he underwent surgery in November and another procedure on his lumbar spine in July. The Nuggets wisely never pushed him to return, and hopefully we’ll get our first look at MPJ in Summer League. He’s a dangerous offensive talent and could help answer the power forward question in the long-term for a team that’s already on the rise and brimming with young stars.

  • Michael Porter Jr. - F - Denver Nuggets

    In a radio appearance on Tuesday, Nuggets GM Tim Connelly didn't rule out Michael Porter Jr. (back) returning this season but also said he'd only play when he's 100 percent.

    Porter has been doing non-contact work at practice but it still doesn't seem like he'll play this season. The Nuggets simply don't need to rush their top pick, as trying to integrate him into the rotation — assuming he can be cleared before the end of the season — might gum up the works for an already-successful team. Tracking Porter throughout the offseason and Summer League should be interesting, as a healthy MPJ would give the Nuggets another gifted offensive weapon.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Michael Porter Jr. - F - Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. (back) has been able to do shooting drills at recent practices.

    There's still no timetable for a return and the expectation is that he'll be out for the whole year. We'll update you when he's cleared for contact, though it's nice to know that Porter is doing some kind of basketball activity.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Michael Porter Jr., Jarred Vanderbilt out on Wednesday

    [blurb-title player='Michael Porter Jr.' team='DEN' pos='F'] [blurb-fact]The Nuggets have ruled Michael Porter Jr. (back) and Jarred Vanderbilt (foot) out of Wednesday's game.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]As expected. Porter is working his way back from back surgery and still…

    Michael Porter Jr. still not cleared for full…

    [blurb-title player='Michael Porter Jr.' team='DEN' pos='F'] [blurb-fact]While Michael Porter Jr. (back) says he's pain free, he has yet to be cleared for full activity.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Porter is slowly going through rehab but can at least shoot…

    Michael Porter Jr. undergoes surgery on lumbar spine;…

    [blurb-title player='Michael Porter Jr.' team='DEN' pos='F'] [blurb-fact]Michael Porter Jr. underwent surgery of the lumbar spine and has no timetable for his return to basketball activities, according to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Dr. Andrew Gossett…

    Report: Michael Porter Jr. had another surgery last…

    [blurb-title player='Michael Porter Jr.' team='DEN' pos='F'] [blurb-fact]Michael Porter Jr. reportedly underwent another surgery last week, though his camp is hopeful that the procedure will be a breakthrough for his herniated disks problem.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Porter slid all…

    Malone: Nuggets aren't going to rush Michael Porter…

    [blurb-title player='Michael Porter Jr. ' team='DEN' pos='PF'] [blurb-fact]The Nuggets won't rush Michael Porter Jr. (back/hip) into action this season according to Michael Malone. [/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]That's the sense we got on draft night when Porter could…

    Michael Porter Jr. showing off his jumper in…

    [blurb-title player='Michael Porter Jr. ' team='DEN' pos='SF'] [blurb-fact]Michael Porter Jr. is healthy enough to shoot jumpers, but their is still no current timetable for his return.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Porter Jr. dropped all the way to pick 14…

    Nuggets sign Michael Porter Jr. to rookie scale…

    [blurb-title player='Michael Porter Jr.' team='DEN' pos='F'] [blurb-fact]The Nuggets have officially signed forward Michael Porter Jr. to his rookie scale contract.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]This news is as expected. Whether he plays in Summer League is unclear at this…

    Michael Porter Jr. is not on the Nuggets'…

    [blurb-title player='Michael Porter Jr.' team='DEN' pos='F'] [blurb-fact]The Nuggets' Summer League roster does not include rookies Michael Porter Jr. or Jarred Vanderbilt.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Porter's back and hip injuries led to a big slide on draft night and…

    Nuggets president Tim Connelly says too early to…

    [blurb-title player='Michael Porter Jr.' team='DEN' pos='PF'] [blurb-fact]Nuggets president Tim Connelly said that it's premature to say if Michael Porter Jr. will play in Summer League or the regular season. [/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Porter didn't sound confident that…

    Mizzou's Michael Porter Jr. goes to Nuggets at…

    [blurb-title player='Michael Porter Jr.' team='DEN' pos='F'] [blurb-fact]Michael Porter Jr. was selected at 14th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Nuggets.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Finally, the wait is over for Porter Jr. who just sneaks into the…