Michael Porter Jr. Finally Had His NBA Debut

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Michael Porter Jr. Finally Had His NBA Debut


Without the injury concerns, Michael Porter Jr. would have been off the board after the first couple of picks in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Porter was one of the best high school players, averaging 36.2 points and 13.6 rebounds per game. He was the McDonald’s All American Game MVP, Mr Basketball USA, USA Today player of the year, and one of the best players at the Nike Hoop Summit.

Unfortunately, Porter was injured in the first game he played in college and was expected to miss the remainder of the 2017–18 season because of a lower back injury which required surgery.

That’s the reason he fell from being a potential first overall pick to becoming a 14th pick. If he can leave his injuries behind him (like Joel Embiid eventually did), he will be an absolute steal for the Nuggets, who took a chance on him.

MPJ has been fully healthy for a while now, and played great in the preseason. Reason enough why he was more than ready to make his NBA debut last night.

In 21 minutes of action, MPJ finished with a team-high 15 points, and added four rebounds, and one assist.


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