Michael Porter Jr.
Michael Porter Jr.
20-Year-Old ForwardF
Denver Nuggets
Out
Injury Back
Est. Return 6/1/2019
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Porter, USA Today’s High School Player of the Year in 2017, was No. 1 on many team’s draft boards before the 2017-18 season. However, before even playing a game for Mizzou, Porter suffered a back injury, which required surgery to repair a bulging disc. The nature of back injuries combined with the fact that he appeared in just three college games scared NBA teams off, and Denver was able to draft Porter 14th overall. At 6-foot-10 with a smooth shooting stroke, it’s easy to understand why the Nuggets would be willing to take a gamble on Porter’s upside given their draft position. Things have gotten off to a less-than-ideal start, as Porter underwent another back surgery in mid-July. Still, according to a mid-August interview by Porter, "I don't have a date but I'm hoping to be back for the beginning of the year. Gotta heal up, but I feel great. I'm able to get on the court a little bit right now, do something different things. But my rehab has definitely been very conservative. They're really taking it easy with me, being patient with me." Fantasy owners who are optimistic about Porter’s health have a case to take him in the later rounds of a draft, as the team got thinner at the rookie’s position(s) over the summer, mainly due to the departure of Wilson Chandler. More conservative Fantasy owners also have a case to stay away and let someone else take the risk, as many NBA teams did on draft night. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $6.28 million contract with the Nuggets in July of 2018.
Still not taking contact
FDenver Nuggets
Back
February 21, 2019
Coach Michael Malone said Porter (back) participated in portions of Thursday's practice, but the rookie will remain out for Friday's game in Dallas and is without a timeline to make his NBA debut, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Porter has been a partial participant in practices for more than a month now, but until he gains clearance for full-court, full-contact scrimmaging, his return to game action shouldn't be viewed as imminent. Given their long-term investment in Porter, the No. 14 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, it might make sense for the Nuggets to effectively redshirt him this season before preparing him for a likely rotational role in 2019-20.
Read More News
Per Game
Total
Per 36
NBA Per Game Stats
Loading Per Game Stats...
NBA Total Stats
Loading Total Stats...
NBA Per 36 Stats
Loading Per 36 Stats...
NBA Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
NBA
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Fanball
Head2Head
Loading Game Log...
NBA Split Stats - Per Game
Loading Split Stats...
Advanced Stats
Loading Advanced Stats...
Nuggets Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Average Fantasy Points
Average Fantasy Points are determined when Michael Porter Jr. was active vs. non-active during the season. Click here to view average fantasy points for a different time period.
Minutes
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Average Minutes...
Loading FanDuel Points...
Loading DraftKings Points...
Loading Yahoo Points...
Loading FantasyDraft Points...
Loading Head2Head Points...
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Michael Porter Jr.
NBA DFS Breakdown: Who Will Step Up for Golden State?
Yesterday
DeMarcus Cousins is out of the picture, so who will thrive in his absence?
NBA DFS Breakdown: Round 1, Day 1
6 days ago
The Warriors have the highest expected total to kick off the postseason.
NBA DFS Breakdown: That's All Folks
9 days ago
Aside from taking advantage of injuries, it could be worth targeting teams who have something to play for.
NBA DFS Breakdown: Is Philly the Team to Target?
16 days ago
With Joel Embiid out and Jimmy Butler questionable, Ben Simmons could thrive.
NBA DFS Breakdown: Load Management
22 days ago
Kawhi Leonard won't play Thursday, so all eyes turn to Pascal Siakam.
More Fantasy News
Still without timeline for debut
FDenver Nuggets
Back
January 29, 2019
Coach Michael Malone said Jan. 16 that Porter (back) remains without a timeline for making his NBA debut, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports. "There are days [Porter is] able to go through parts of practice -- noncontact, of course-- and you see his size, his skill level, his shooting," Malone said. "The guy has a pure jump shot. You forget how long he is. When we do ballhandling and finishing drills, you see his handle and ability to finish, and it's impressive. When we do shooting drills and you see his stroke and how pure it is. It's really encouraging."
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Impressing in workouts
FDenver Nuggets
Back
December 12, 2018
Porter (back) is still without a return timetable, but he's impressed the team in recent workouts, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
No timetable for return
FDenver Nuggets
Back
October 28, 2018
Porter (back) doesn't have a timetable for a return to the court, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Won't play in opener
FDenver Nuggets
Back
October 16, 2018
Porter (back) won't be available for Wednesday's game against the Clippers, T.J. McBride of Mile High Sports reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Will remain out Tuesday
FDenver Nuggets
Back
October 2, 2018
Porter (back) has been ruled out for Tuesday's preseason matchup against the Lakers.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.