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Michael Porter
Michael Porter
Position: F
Born: 06/29/98
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:215 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Salary: $3,389,400
They say never make a big decision on an empty stomach. Perhaps that should apply to sending out messages on Snapchat as well. Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. made that mistake Tuesday and he may have leaked NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s personal cell phone number as a result. The snap, captioned with the phrase “Lunch yet?,” captured a slide revealing Silver’s cell number, office phone and email address with the commissioner on stage speaking.

Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. told CBS4 he still hopes to play in the NBA’s Summer League in Las Vegas despite a knee injury he suffered Wednesday in practice. “It really wasn’t that big of a deal,” said Porter Jr. when asked about the injury. “Just landed a little bit funny. Nothing crazy, but I got up with a little bit of a limp. They just decided to give me a few days to rest. But I told them I’m still going to try and get out there at some point during summer league.”
Storyline: Michael Porter Injury
“You feel bad, because the kid has been putting in a lot of work, and he was excited to play,” Nuggets assistant coach Jordi Fernandez said. “But obviously the most important thing for him is to be ready for the NBA season. Again, it’s nothing major.” Before Porter’s latest setback, Fernandez was impressed by his play. “I’ve been fortunate to be around really good players, and what I see from him is special,” Fernandez said. You see things and you don’t want to say, ‘Whoa’ too loud, but, yeah, you see it. He’s pretty special.”
Still, the Nuggets do not plan to rush Porter back into action. “While we are all very excited about the potential impact that he can have, we also don’t want to put too much pressure on him,” said Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly. “He’s really hard on himself because he holds himself to such a high standard. Convincing him that this is going to be a process has been challenging. Which speaks to his competitiveness and love for the game. He wants it so bad.”
On ESPN’s morning show, “Get Up,” host Jalen Rose and NBA analyst Adrian Wojnarowski were raving about what the No. 14 pick of the 2018 draft could bring to an already deep Nuggets team. “Can Michael Porter Jr. of the Nuggets, who were a No. 2 seed, play like a lottery pick,” Rose asked. Wojnarowski added, “All I’ve heard from Denver is Michael Porter Jr., every day in the gym, has been outstanding. They think he’s going to be really, really good. That team…If he helps that team next year, don’t forget about the Nuggets [as contenders]. They have depth and that’s a really good team.”
Before kicking off their weekends, several Denver Nuggets players went through a grueling workout session at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The high altitude (the amphitheatre sits at 6,450 feet above sea level at its peak height) and plethora of steep steps provide the players with a challenging training session. Monte Morris, Will Barton, Jarred Vanderbilt, Michael Porter Jr., Thomas Welsh and Brandon Goodwin participated in the Friday morning workout.
Michael Porter Jr. is ready and prepared to take part in Summer League in July, where he will look to showcase his talents and NBA readiness. “Yea I can’t wait to get back out there. Nothing will compare to being out there for the first time in a real game. This team has a lot of weapons already, but I think I can be a versatile guy that does a lot of different things on the court and be a shot maker.”
“He (Porter Jr.) is special for sure,” Nuggets guard Monte Morris added. “He can handle it, shoot it and he’s 6’11”. He’s a freak athlete. The best thing about Michael is that he feels he’s the best player on the court at all times, no matter who is out there. He carries that swagger about himself, so I feel it will be easy for him to adjust when he steps into the rotation because with that swagger, you will go out there and play confident.”
Storyline: Michael Porter Injury
Jarred Vanderbilt admitted there were days when his rehab became a grind, and that’s where Porter Jr., whom he’s known since the third grade, became invaluable. “It’s always some days you just don’t want to do it, where you just don’t even want to be here,” Vanderbilt said. “Just having him, knowing that he’s going through the same thing that I was going through, we were able to help pick each other up.”
Why stop at one? Kenyon Martin thinks the Denver Nuggets are deserving of three representatives at the NBA All-Star Game next month in Charlotte. “I don’t know how many All-Stars they would get, but (among) guys that deserve it, they probably could have three,” Martin, the Nuggets’ star power forward and enforcer from 2004-11, said at the Pepsi Center on Saturday night before his old club hooked up with the Cleveland Cavaliers. “But who knows? But (are they) deserving of that? Yeah … they’re playing well, can only get better. If they keep it together and guys continue to get better and grow. You’ve got guys that haven’t played yet: Isaiah (Thomas) and Michael Porter. So just imagine. Then you add some of that caliber of talent to the mix, it can only get better. Guys buy into just winning not ego, (it) could be great.”
Storyline: All-Star Selections
There’s still a chance Denver lottery pick Michael Porter Jr. will play his first game late in the season, sources indicated. The Knicks passed on Porter at No. 9 because, sources said, they were told he wouldn’t play this season. Kevin Knox, meanwhile, is in the running for Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for December after averaging 17 points and 16 rebounds. Word is Porter Jr. is looking solid during private workouts.
What do you do with your free time? Michael Porter: Man, play Fortnite. [Laughs] I do a lot of things, I like to read, but I play my video games, too. What are you reading right now, and are you reading on paper or on an iPad? Michael Porter: If I’m reading, I like to read on paper just to detach from my devices. If you read on a phone or an iPad, you’re definitely going to get on Instagram and get distracted, so I like to be focused. I’m reading a book called Eragon. It’s about dragons. It’s cool.

Storyline: Michael Porter Injury
Porter told ESPN he immediately reached out to Doncic to explain it was an accident and retold the story while standing next to Doncic at Sunday’s event. “So what’s crazy is that blew up,” said Porter. “Believe it or not, I’m scrolling through [a post about] the Rookie of the Year odds and I accidentally like a comment. This is the Euroleague MVP and I got nothing but respect for him. I was like, ‘Man, I didn’t want to come off like that.’ I reached out to [Doncic], told him it was 100 percent accident and I told him, ‘I can’t wait to see what you do in the league.’ I wasn’t worried about what fans thought, but I wanted to let him know instantly. It was 100 percent accident.”
1 year ago via ESPN
Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. said he’s pain-free after a second surgery on his back, and the 14th overall pick in the 2018 draft is hoping to be on the court near the start of the 2018-19 season. Porter told ESPN on Sunday at the NBA’s annual rookie photo shoot that, “I finally feel, like, good,” and he is hoping to be ready for game action around the time the season tips in mid-October.
1 year ago via ESPN
Storyline: Michael Porter Injury
Porter elected to have the second surgery last month with hopes of alleviating all issues with his back before the start of his rookie season. “[Doctors originally] only thought one of [the bulging disks] was symptomatic,” said Porter. “They went in and fixed that one. Turns out that both were symptomatic. So my first surgery helped a lot but didn’t fix the entire problem. Now that they did this one, I’ve got no pain or anything. I’m excited.”
1 year ago via ESPN

No Michael Porter this season?

Since then, the organization has been in lockstep with one another on that message. “We understood the risk-reward situation with Michael Porter, and we felt at 14 he was far too great of a talent to pass up,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said during an in-game interview on NBATV during Denver’s Summer League win over the Celtics Saturday night. “And we’re going to to be patient. We’re not going to rush him back and that’s the luxury we have. “We have a very good team coming back, we have a very deep team so there’s no reason for us to say ‘Michael’s got to play this year.’ We’re going to give him all the time and treatment he needs to get better and hopefully he can get back and help us this year.”
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Harrison Wind: As expected, draft picks Michael Porter Jr and Jarred Vanderbilt will not play at Summer League for the Nuggets. Here’s the team’s full roster including 2017 draft-and-stash Vlatko Cancar, who’s playing for Slovenia in 2019 World Cup qualifiers right now.

Storyline: Jarred Vanderbilt Injury
Will he play next season? If so, when? Will he ever truly be healthy? Nuggets president Josh Kroenke told The Undefeated he was uncertain about whether Porter Jr. would play in summer league or during the 2018-19 season. Before his post-draft news conference, Porter Jr. walked around with a slight limp as he took a congratulatory phone call from Kroenke and head coach Michael Malone. Kroenke, an ex-Missouri guard, was ecstatic to land Porter Jr. “Michael is an incredible talent and we were surprised to see him available at No. 14,” Kroenke told The Undefeated via text message. “We know the risks associated with him due to his recent back injury at Missouri, but he’s an incredibly hard worker, is an outstanding young man and we think he will fit in well with our up-and-coming group in Denver.”
Storyline: Michael Porter Injury
The​ possibility kept​ growing.​ And growing.​ So, as Thursday​ morning rolled​ around​ and the NBA Draft crept​ closer, Tim Connelly​​ asked agent Mark Bartelstein if he would put his young client, Michael Porter Jr., on the phone. Bartelstein obliged and, just hours before the draft began, Connelly had his first official conversation with the surprise pick of the draft no one saw coming. “Quite frankly, I thought it was a conversation just in case,” Connelly, Denver’s president of basketball operations, said late Thursday night, after Denver drafted Porter and, in the second round, Kentucky forward Jared Vanderbilt and UCLA big man Thomas Welsh. “I didn’t think it was a real possibility. We met about it extensively over the last 48 hours — what if, what if, what if. This morning, the what-if became a bit more real.”