MRI clean on Michael Porter Jr., hopeful to reschedule workout for Friday
NBA Draft prospect Michael Porter Jr. underwent an MRI this morning, with results coming back clean after the Missouri standout canceled workouts on his second pro day on Friday, as teams were informed Wednesday night of a strained hip injury that would keep him from moving forward with it, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
Despite the previous cancelation, Porter’s agency; Priority Sports, has been transparent with teams throughout the pre-draft process, later informing teams that his MRI had “an even more positive review” compared to a recent examination — bringing the potential to reschedule the workout assessment for later Friday, according to sources.
Porter is expected to be re-evaluated by his doctor again on Thursday night. His workouts have ramped up over the past three weeks, which caused the spasms in his hip.
Porter had his first pro day last Friday and shot the ball exceptionally well and moved without discomfort.
It’s likely that the acceleration of his workouts may have caused the hip strain, given that Porter missed the majority of his lone college season with a back injury — one that has dipped his stock since being considered a top-two prospect coming out of high school.
Porter could be selected in a range from second to 11th in the 2018 NBA Draft, given than most players other than DeAndre Ayton are at this point a wild card, with no team giving indications of who they’re leaning toward drafting.