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Top Michael Porter Jr. News

  • Nuggets' Michael Porter: Season in jeopardy

    Porter is dealing with a nerve issue in his back that could cause him to miss significant time, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports.

    Porter hasn't played since Nov. 6, and up until this point, the Nuggets haven't been forthcoming with details surrounding his absence. The 23-year-old has a history of back injuries -- he's already undergone a pair of surgeries -- and this latest issue could result in another procedure, per Singer. The Nuggets remain hopeful that Porter can avoid that path, and thus far in his rehab, he's been focusing on strength training. Denver reportedly intends to give Porter one more week to demonstrate tangible progress before "other treatment options" are considered. At this point, Porter's outlook is unclear, and even if he avoids surgery, he doesn't appear as though he'll be back on the floor for the Nuggets anytime soon. If he were to undergo surgery, his brief 2021-22 season would almost certainly be over. Porter has appeared in only nine games thus far, with Sunday's loss to Phoenix marking his eighth consecutive absence.

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  • Nuggets' Michael Porter: Still out for 'foreseeable future'

    Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said Sunday that Porter (back) remains out for the "foreseeable future," NBA writer T.J. McBride reports.

    The Nuggets have revealed very little information about the back soreness that will cost Porter his fourth straight game when the Nuggets face the Blazers on Sunday. It doesn't appear that he'll be back on the floor anytime soon, but the Nuggets have not offered any sort of timetable. McBride notes that a recent MRI didn't reveal anything of great concern, so for the time being, Porter will be monitored closely until the team's medical staff feels he's ready to return to on-court work. With a four-game Week 5 ahead for Denver, Porter should be left on the bench in weekly lineup leagues.

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  • Nuggets' Michael Porter: Out Sunday

    Porter (back) is out Sunday against the Trail Blazers, Harrison Wind of reports.

    Porter remains day-to-day with back soreness and will not play Sunday. Given his history of back problems, it wouldn't be surprising to see him sidelined for an extended period of time.

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  • Nuggets' Michael Porter: Officially out Friday

    Porter (back) will not play Friday against the Hawks.

    The Nuggets still haven't provided much in the way of a concrete update on Porter, but this will be his third straight absence due to a sore back. Earlier in the week, coach Michael Malone sounded as though he was bracing for Porter to miss several games, but for now the team appears to be handling his status on a game-by-game basis. Looking ahead, the Nuggets have four games on their upcoming Week 5 schedule, but fantasy managers will want to wait for an update before locking Porter into any lineups.

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  • Nuggets' Michael Porter: Now officially out Wednesday

    Updating a previous report, Porter (back) is officially listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Pacers, Harrison Wind of reports.

    Earlier Tuesday afternoon, coach Mike Malone told the media that he expected Porter to be listed as questionable for Wednesday's contest, but that seemingly ran contrary to his comments from earlier in the week, when he said he thought Porter would be out "for the foreseeable future." Either way, the Nuggets appear to still be evaluating Porter, whose history of concerning back problems implies that the team will likely exercise caution. For now, Porter hasn't been ruled out beyond Wednesday, but fantasy managers should brace for the talented young forward to potentially miss several games.

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  • Nuggets' Michael Porter: Not ruled out for Wednesday

    Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said Tuesday that Porter (back) will probably be listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pacers, Harrison Wind of reports. "We're still trying to get a real grasp on the injury, the diagnosis of the injury, and what that means moving forward," Malone said of Porter.

    Malone's comments were seemingly an about-face from what he suggested about Porter's injury Monday, when he said the 23-year-old forward would be out for the "foreseeable future" due to his back injury. Despite receiving the "questionable" label a day later, Porter is still more likely than not to sit out Wednesday, and fantasy managers shouldn't count on him returning to the court later this week, given his history of back problems. Malone noted that vice president of sports medicine Steve Short and the Nuggets team doctors are continuing to decide the best course of action for Porter, so Denver could be inclined to evaluate his status on a game-by-game basis.

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  • Nuggets' Michael Porter: Out indefinitely

    Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said Monday that Porter (back) is expected to remain out for the "foreseeable future," Harrison Wind of reports.

    The team has yet to provide a concrete timetable for Porter's return, but this latest update indicates he's going to be sidelined for an extended period. Will Barton and Aaron Gordon are likely to step into higher-usage roles while Porter is sidelined, and PJ Dozier and Jeff Green could benefit from a playing-time standpoint.

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  • Nuggets' Michael Porter: Ruled out Monday

    Porter (back) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Heat, Katy Winge of Altitude TV reports.

    The Nuggets haven't commented on the scans Porter was reportedly set to undergo Sunday, but he's officially listed as out due to lower-back soreness on the injury report. Given Porter's history of back issues, this is obviously a major concern, but for now at least the Nuggets will likely handle his status on a game-to-game basis. Even before the back soreness, Porter was off to a rough start to the season, failing to score more than 15 points in any of his first nine appearances. On the year, Porter is shooting just 35.9 percent from the field and 20.8 percent from three while attempting only nine total free throws.

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  • Nuggets' Michael Porter: Set to have tests done

    Porter (back) is not practicing Sunday and will undergo further testing on his back, Harrison Wind of reports.

    Porter left in the first quarter of Saturday's game against the Rockets due to lower back soreness and will now be going to get additional testing done to ensure it's nothing more than that. The 23-year-old forward has had a brutal history of back injuries, so his status is certainly worth monitoring ahead of Monday's meeting against the Heat.

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  • Nuggets' Michael Porter: Goes to locker room

    Porter exited the Nuggets' game Saturday versus Houston because of a quadriceps injury, according to Brendan Vogt of The

    Porter seemingly felt discomfort in his left quadricep after a layup attempt. He is questionable to return to Saturday's contest.

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  • Nuggets' Michael Porter: Will not return

    Porter (back) is won't return to the court Saturday versus Houston.

    Porter posted two points (1-4 FG) and four rebounds across seven minutes before exiting with the injury. The 23-year-old will try to redeem himself Monday versus Miami. However, his ongoing injury status is not a promising indication he'll be ready before that game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 218 lbs
Birthplace: Columbia, MO
Age: 23
Class: Sophomore