Top NBA Prospect Michael Porter Jr. Cancels Second Pro Day

Lynette Rowe
June 18, 2018

While all reports since then indicate it's not that big a deal, Porter Jr.is nonetheless a player teams will evaluate with a higher level of scrutiny. Porter had to cancel an initial workout with hip spasms.

Porter's agency, Priority Sports, had previously informed teams that they could bring their own trainer and doctor for a 15- to 20-minute evaluation, a unique twist. The Sacramento Kings (No. 2), Memphis Grizzlies (No. 4) and Dallas Mavericks (No. 5) are interested in Porter, and it's now unlikely he falls out of the top seven in the draft, sources tell ESPN.com.

Michael Porter Jr. might be the most tantalizing prospect available in next week's National Basketball Association draft and would fill a big need for the Kings.

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The Kings, like most teams, want to continue to review Porter's medical records before selecting him. In fact, according to Chelsea Howard of Sporting News, Porter only played the first two minutes of Missouri's season opener. Bulls doctors performed the physical on Porter that was shared with all interested National Basketball Association teams because of the agency's longstanding relationship with the club and the proximity.

Porter missed nearly all of Missouri's 2017-18 basketball season after undergoing back surgery after the Tigers played just a couple games.

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