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September 25, 2020 10:16 PM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Pops for 13 points in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter tallied 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt), eight rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes during Thursday's 114-108 loss to the Lakers.

Porter scored an efficient 13 points, continuing to flash his offensive upside. It would seem just a matter of time until Porter is given a more sizeable role, especially with the decline of Paul Millsap as a serviceable option. While his time is unlikely to come in the immediate future, Porter is certainly a name to watch in preparation for the 2020-21 season.

September 19, 2020 10:44 AM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Double-doubles in Game 1 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter had 14 points (3-9 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists and one steal in 29 minutes during Friday's 126-114 loss to the Lakers.

Porter was one of few bright spots for the Nuggets as they were blown out early in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. The Nuggets were never really in the contest, though fatigue may have played an issue. Bubble life has been good for Porter and he has certainly carved out a meaningful role. His defense still needs a lot of work but the scoring ability is clear and he typically provides solid rebounding numbers on most nights.

September 14, 2020 12:36 PM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Leads bench with 13 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter had 13 points (4-7 FG, 3-6 3PT, 2-4 FT) and seven rebounds in Sunday's Game 6 win over the Clippers.

Porter had just seven points in Game 5 -- though they were all important -- and he responded with a better effort Sunday as the Nuggets forced a Game 7. Porter has now scored in double figures in four of his last five games.

September 10, 2020 12:36 PM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Provides offensive spark off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter notched 15 points (5-8 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, an assist and a block in 34 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's Game 4 loss against the Clippers.

Porter went through a slump midway through Denver's postseason run and lost his starting role, but he's bounced back admirably by scoring 15-plus points off the bench twice consecutively; he's also put up double-digit scoring totals in four of the last five postseason contests. The Nuggets, down 3-1 in the series, will need Porter to continue his scoring exploits in their bid to mount a comeback.

September 8, 2020 04:04 PM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Puts up double-double in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter tallied 18 points (8-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt), 10 rebounds, three steals and one assist in 23 minutes during Monday's 113-107 loss to the Clippers.

Porter had his best performance since the opening game of the playoffs, helping the keep the Nuggets competitive right up until the final buzzer. The rookie has cooled off after starting the resumption on fire with a string of four straight games with at least 23 points. He matched his career-high with three steals which is an element of his game he will need to continue to develop if he is to become an elite fantasy option.

August 26, 2020 12:44 AM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Scores 15 points off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter ended with 15 points (5-11 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 34 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 117-107 Game 5 win over the Jazz.

Porter has played off the bench in the last two games of the series but produced a strong effort here. The rookie was one of four Denver players who scored in double digits and provided an improved effort on the defensive side of the ball -- poor defense being why he was moved into a bench role last week. Porter also ended a streak of two games scoring fewer than 10 points and while his role for Game 6 on Thursday is unclear, he should be good for around 25 to 30 minutes even if he comes off the bench.

August 23, 2020 08:44 PM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Moving to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter Jr. will come off the bench for Sunday's Game 4 against the Jazz, Harrison Wind of DNVR Sports reports.

The second-year wing started the first three games of the series, but the Nuggets will go with a different lineup Sunday, inserting Monte Morris and Jerami Grant, while Porter Jr. and Torrey Craig move to the bench. Porter Jr. had just seven points on 3-of-6 shooting in Friday's blowout Game 3 loss.

August 19, 2020 06:40 PM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Scores 28, sinks six treys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter posted 28 points (10-17 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six rebounds and one block in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 124-105 Game 2 loss to the Jazz.

Porter caught fire from beyond the arc while matching Nikola Jokic for the team high in scoring. Given that Will Barton (knee) has been ruled out indefinitely and Gary Harris (hip) is still without a timetable to return, Porter can likely be expected to continue logging heavy minutes despite the occasional defensive lapse.

August 18, 2020 02:32 PM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Will remain in starting five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter will start Game 1 against the Jazz on Monday, TJ McBride of Mile High Sports reports.

As expected, with both Gary Harris (hip) and Will Barton (knee) out, Porter will remain in the starting lineup, where he thrived during seeding play. "He's been tremendous for us," coach Mike Malone said after shootaround Monday. The second-year forward reached the 30-point mark twice during the seeding games and had a four-game run during which he averaged 29.3 points and 12.5 rebounds per game on 56.3 percent shooting.

August 16, 2020 10:56 PM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Could remain in starting five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter could remain in the Nuggets' starting five to begin the playoffs, as both Gary Harris (hip) and Will Barton (knee) are out for Monday's Game 1.

The Nuggets haven't announced a lineup yet, but Porter will almost certainly retain the starting small forward spot at which he thrived during seeding play. In seven seeding games, Porter played 33.3 minutes per game and averaged 22.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.9 blocks, while shooting 55.1 percent from the field, 42.2 percent from three and 93.1 percent at the line.

August 16, 2020 01:52 AM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Named to All-Bubble Second Team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter has been selected to the All-Bubble Second Team, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Porter was called upon in the bubble with many other Nuggets being sidelined due to various injuries. He's stepped up, averaging 22.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.9 combined steals-plus-blocks. It's possible he's secured a sizeable role for himself in the playoffs. Denver's first game against Utah is Monday.

August 15, 2020 02:04 PM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Resting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter was ruled out for Friday's game against the Raptors for rest.

Porter has seen a heavy workload in the bubble, starting all seven games and averaging 22.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 33.3 minutes, so it's not a major surprise that he's sitting with Denver's playoff seed already locked up. Keita Bates-Diop and PJ Dozier should see significant minutes Friday with the Nuggets likely resting or limiting most of their regulars.

August 11, 2020 01:08 AM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Perfect from field in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter totaled 15 points (6-6 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 0-0 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes of Monday's 124-121 loss to the Lakers.

Porter has started each game since the NBA resumed play but played his fewest minutes yet in this one. Although the 22-year-old's string of four-straight double-doubles ended, he still led all Denver starters in scoring and finished second on the team overall on the evening. He'll look to stay hot Wednesday against the Clippers.

August 8, 2020 07:48 PM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Continues excellent play in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter recorded 23 points (7-18 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 8-8 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 45 minutes during Saturday's 134-132 double-OT win over the Jazz.

Porter was cold from three, but he made up for it by going 6-for-10 from two-point range and making eight free throws, not to mention his strong rebounding and quality defense. The rookie has been on a tear lately, and it's near impossible to imagine him not being one of the top contributors for Denver come playoff time. Over the past four games, he's totaled 117 points and 50 rebounds.

August 7, 2020 01:40 PM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Another double-double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter posted 27 points (10-18 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 34 minutes during Thursday's defeat against the Blazers.

Porter has looked impressive of late, and he has double-doubled in three straight contests while scoring 27 or more points each time. The rookie has started Denver's four games in the Orlando bubble, averaging 26.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per contest.

August 5, 2020 07:28 PM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Massive double-double versus Spurs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter pitched in 30 points (11-19 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 15 rebounds and one block in 36 minutes during Wednesday's 132-126 win over the Spurs.

Porter finished with career highs in rebounding and threes while notching his second straight double-double. He has combined for 67 points on only 35 field-goal attempts during these last two tilts, and at this point it seems likely that Porter has finally earned a significant and consistent role in the rotation going forward.

August 3, 2020 10:00 PM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Huge double-double in OT win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter scored a game-high 37 points (12-16 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 9-9 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 44 minutes during Monday's 121-113 overtime win over the Thunder.

With the Nuggets' usual starting lineup decimated by injuries, the team needed someone other than Nikola Jokic to step up on offense, and Porter answered the call by setting a new career high in scoring. It was also his sixth career double-double in 50 games. The 22-year-old's upside is undeniable if he can stay healthy, and he appears to be 100 percent fit right now.

August 2, 2020 03:20 AM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Posts 11 points, three dimes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter posted 11 points (4-11 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three assists, one rebound and one block in 24 minutes during Saturday's 125-105 loss to the Heat.

Saturday marked Porter's second career start, as the Nuggets were shorthanded with Will Barton (knee), Gary Harris (hip) and Jamal Murray (hamstring) all sidelined. Porter was passably efficient but ultimately didn't do much to help the team in the loss. He could start again if the aforementioned players remain sidelined for Monday's contest against the Thunder.

August 1, 2020 12:40 PM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Draws second career start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter will start at small forward in Saturday's bubble opener against the Heat, Katy Winge of Altitude Sports reports.

With Jamal Murray (hamstring), Garry Harris (hip) and Will Barton (knee) all sidelined, Porter will step into the starting lineup and presumably see a healthy workload. The start marks the second of his young career. He tallied 19 points, 6 rebounds and one assist across 26 minutes in his lone start.

July 28, 2020 11:36 AM
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Scores 19 in scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Porter went for 19 points (8-12 FG, 3-6 3PT, 4-4 FT) and seven rebounds in Monday's scrimmage against Orlando.

The rookie made his debut after missing the Nuggets' first two scrimmages, and he looked plenty comfortable, taking a team-high 13 shots and getting to 19 points in just 20 minutes. Porter also added an assist and a block, though Denver was a minus-21 when he was on the floor.

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