Porter (foot) is out Wednesday against the Bulls.
Porter's left foot soreness will cost him a seventh straight game. His next chance to play arrives Friday against the Raptors.
Porter (foot) will not play Monday against the Spurs.
Porter continues to deal with a sore left foot, which will keep him out of a sixth consecutive game. When healthy, Porter could see regular minutes off the bench for the Magic, but with the team prioritizing youth development, Porter is highly unlikely to be fantasy relevant.
Porter (foot) is out for Sunday's contest against the Bucks.
Porter is out for a fifth straight game as he recovers from left foot soreness. His next chance to play arrives Monday against the Spurs.
Porter (foot) is listed as out for Friday's game against the Pacers.
Porter is set to miss his fourth game in a row while dealing with pain in his foot. James Ennis, Dwayne Bacon and Garry Harris could see increased roles with Porter sidelined.
Porter (foot) is out Wednesday against the Wizards.
Left foot pain will force Porter to miss a third straight game. In his absence, James Ennis and Dwayne Bacon should continue to see expanded roles.
Porter (foot) will not play in Sunday's game against the Nuggets.
Porter will be sidelined for a second straight game as Orlando plays on the second night of a back-to-back set. According to Josh Robbins of The Athletic, Porter was spotted in a walking boot prior to Saturday's game in Utah, so he could be in danger of sitting out all three of the Magic's contests during the upcoming week. Before suffering the left foot injury, Porter played 25, 21 and 21 minutes in his first three games with Orlando.
Porter (foot) is out Saturday against the Jazz.
With Porter sidelined Saturday, the Magic will continue to be extremely shorthanded. James Ennis, Dwayne Bacon and Chuma Okeke are candidates to have more responsibilities.
Porter is questionable for Saturday's game against the Jazz due to left foot pain.
Porter has played three games since joining the Magic. In 22.3 minutes, he's averaged 8.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals. If Porter ends up shelved, James Ennis, Dwayne Bacon and Chuma Okeke are candidates to have more responsibilities.
Porter is averaging 22.3 minutes, 8.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals in his first three games with the Magic.
Porter will have plenty of opportunities to produce for the Magic, who are now without four players who were averaging 20-plus minutes. The 2013 third-overall pick hasn't exactly been proficient, only making one of nine three-point attempts and shooting just 36.0 percent from the field since the switch. The poor play could simply be an outlier considering Porter hasn't shot below 44 percent since his rookie season in Washington, but it may take time to get acclimated to his new teammates.
Porter will be available for Sunday's game against the Lakers.
Porter, Wendell Carter and R.J. Hampton all will be available to make their Magic debuts Sunday after each was acquired via trade at Thursday's deadline. As a veteran on a rebuilding team, Porter's role is unclear, but the Magic have plenty of minutes to fill on the wing following the departures of Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon.
Porter (not injury related) won't be available for Friday's game against Portland, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The 27-year-old is one of four players acquired by the Magic ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, none of which will be available versus the Trail Blazers. Porter's next chance to make his debut for Orlando will come Sunday against the Lakers.
Porter, along with Wendell Carter and two first-round picks, was traded to the Magic on Thursday for Nikola Vucevic and Al-Farouq Aminu, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
It took a strong offer from the Bulls to get the deal done, but part of the result is Porter being sent to the Magic. Porter has been riddled with injuries over the past two seasons, essentially killing his fantasy value. Over his past nine games, he saw just 18.7 minutes per game, as it seemed like coach Billy Donovan liked other options at forward. In joining the rebuilding Magic, Porter may see more minutes and touches than he did with the Bulls, though he could also be a buyout candidate if the Magic decide to prioritize younger forwards like Chuma Okeke. However, he hardly fits the team's aspirations at this point, considering his status as a veteran.
Porter had 22 points (9-13 FG, 4-7 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists and one block in 29 minutes during Friday's 131-127 loss to the Nuggets.
Porter dropped at least 20 points for just the second time this season, highlighting just what a struggle it has been thus far. He has battled a couple of injuries along the way, limiting him to just 21 games. Despite flashes of fantasy value, Porter's role is simply too limited to warrant a regular spot in a standard league. You could consider adding him after this performance to see if he can ride this momentum into some sustained production.
Porter (back) isn't included on the Bulls' injury report for Friday's game against the Heat, suggesting he'll be available for the second half of the team's back-to-back set.
After missing 15 games over the past five weeks due to back spasms, Porter made his return to action in Thursday's 127-105 loss to the 76ers. He handled a limited bench role for the Bulls in his first game since Feb. 1, playing 18 minutes and finishing with three points (1-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and one steal. Porter might be able to handle a similar workload for the second half of the back-to-back set, but he may not see his playing time expand much beyond this level once his injury is further in the rear-view mirror. Given Porter's durability concerns as well as the Bulls' ample depth at forward, head coach Billy Donovan may be content to keep the 27-year-old in the 20-to-25-minute role he often filled prior to being shut down with the back injury.
Porter (back) is available for Thursday's game against the 76ers.
As expected, Porter will make his return Thursday after missing the past 15 games due to back spasms. It would be surprising to see Porter play a full allotment of minutes. His return could potentially mean a reduced role for Patrick Williams, Denzel Valentine and Garrett Temple.
Bulls head coach Billy Donovan said that Porter (back) took part in contact workouts during the All-Star break and is a "very good possibility" to be available for Thursday's game against the 76ers, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Donovan suggested that both Porter and Lauri Markkanen (back) are on track to return from month-long absences in the first game of the second half. Porter had started in six of his 16 appearances on the season prior to being held out due to recurring back issues, but he's likely to play backup minutes at either forward spot once he's formally cleared. The veteran could provide some 12-team value with his three-point shooting and rebounding if he earns a consistent 20-to-25-minute role; however, he's not likely to play any more than that with all of Markkanen, Patrick Williams, Thaddeus Young, Garrett Temple and Denzel Valentine healthy.
Bulls head coach Billy Donovan said Porter (back) has been ramping up his activity "quite a bit" of late, but the forward has not yet resumed practicing with the team, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The Bulls aren't putting a timeline on Porter's return from the back injury, but Donovan's comments hint that the 27-year-old will most likely be held out for the team's final three games before the All-Star break. Once he's cleared to play again, Porter will likely step back into the 20-to-25-minute role off the bench that he held prior to being shut down with the injury, though the Bulls will presumably hold him out of one half of back-to-back sets.
Porter (back) has resumed shooting on the court and is doing more physically, Cody Westerlund of 670TheScore.com reports.
Nothing has been reported to indicate that Porter has a strong chance of returning before the first half of the season ends March 3. It's good that he's making progress, but until he starts taking contact, his return timetable is murky.
Porter (back) appears to be in danger of missing the entirety of the Bulls' remaining first-half schedule, which concludes March 3, Sam Smith of the Bulls' official site reports.
Porter has already missed six consecutive games while recovering from back spasms, and he was limited to rehab work in the Bulls' most recent practice Sunday. For now, the team isn't offering a concrete timeline for Porter's return, but unless he's able to steadily increase his activity in practice over the next week or so, he'll likely remain out through the All-Star break. The ongoing absences of Porter and Lauri Markkanen (shoulder) have opened up more minutes at either forward spot for Patrick Williams, Thaddeus Young, Garrett Temple and Denzel Valentine.
Porter (back) went through rehab work and didn't participate at Sunday's practice, Mike McGraw of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
The 27-year-old hasn't seen the court since Feb. 1, and it doesn't appear he'll be returning to game action within the next few days, at least. Denzel Valentine and Garrett Temple are in line to have expanded roles in his continued absence.
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