Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. expected to split time at 3 positions
Denver Nuggets swingman Michael Porter Jr. is set to make his NBA debut in the 2019 Summer League, but his position will change throughout.
As we close in on summer league, a couple of quick notes about Michael Porter Jr., from our AltitudeTV interview with him this week. First, expect him to play primarily SF and SG – yes, SG – w/maybe some PF mixed in as a stretch player. MPJ’s skillset allows him to play all 3.
Porter entered his freshman year at Missouri already a highly touted prospect because of his versatile skill set.
But Porter suffered a lower-back injury in the first game of the season that required surgery and kept him out for the remainder of the regular season. Porter returned during the SEC Tournament but came off the bench.
Denver decided to take the risk on Porter and selected him 14th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, but a second back surgery forced him to miss the entire 2018-19 season.
Porter’s versatility allows him to play multiple positions on the floor, equipping the Nuggets with another offensive threat to their arsenal.
While this will be Porter’s first NBA game action, there will be a lot of eyes on the sharpshooter who, if healthy, can put Denver over the top for years to come.