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Michael Porter's draft roller coaster takes drastic turns

18 June, 2018, 07:58 | Author: Rachael Silva
  • Knicks' brass have date set to meet with Michael Porter Jr.

The NBA draft is a week away with teams scheduled workouts with the top prospects and draft preparations entering its final stages. One team that's reportedly showing some serious interest in him is the Kings, who pick all the way up at No. 2.

ESPN's second-rated prospect, Slovenian Luka Doncic, will not be attending the draft unless his Real Madrid season in the Spanish ACB league ends with a playoff loss on Tuesday.

Porter dropping to the late lottery would be a noteworthy turn of events for a player rated so highly in his high school class.

USA TODAY's Sam Amick reported Thursday that Sacramento now is focusing on Duke forward Marvin Bagley III, Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. and Real Madrid guard Luka Doncic.


Porter, who will turn 20 on June 29, missed nearly his entire freshman season at Mizzou because of a back injury that required him to have microdiscectomy surgery on his L3 and L4 spinal disks.

Most teams are cautious about the back injury and whether it might be a problem throughout Porter's career. In fact, according to Chelsea Howard of Sporting News, Porter only played the first two minutes of Missouri's season opener.

Goodman listed Porter's character as a question mark for National Basketball Association teams, which caused a good deal of negative reaction from Mizzou fans.

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