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Draft Notes: Sixers, Magic, Doncic, Walker

2 monthes ago   |   By Hoops Rumors

The Sixers ‘ coaching staff and front office had “serious conversations” about selecting Michael Porter Jr. before deciding on Mikal Bridges , tweets ESPN's Jonathan Givony. The Sixers were intrigued by Porter's potential to become a star, but bypassed him for a safer choice. Porter went four picks later to the Nuggets , while Bridges was traded to the Suns .
Because former president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo resigned in the wake of a controversy involving Twitter burner accounts, the Sixers are relying on a group effort between coaches and executives to decide on their...
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Twitter reacts to Michael Porter Jr's draft slide

2 monthes ago   |   By Yardbarke

Michael Porter Jr's draft-day slide was one of the biggest stories of the evening.Entering college, Porter was regarded as one of the top prospects in the country. He was viewed as a contender to be the No. 1 pick in the draft. But Porter hurt his back in his first game at Missouri and missed nearly the rest of the season.Teams must have had serious concerns about his back injury, because Porter fell out of the lottery and was not taken until No. 14 overall by Denver. It probably didn't help that he also cancelled a predraft workout.Here are some of the Twitter reactions to Porter's slide...
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Nuggets take Michael Porter Jr. with 14th pick

Nuggets take Michael Porter Jr. with 14th pick

2 monthes ago   |   By USA Today

Nuggets take Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. with the 14th pick
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Porter Jr. drops to Nuggets with final lottery pick

2 monthes ago   |   By ESPN

Michael Porter Jr. slid out of the top 10 in Thursday night's NBA draft, ultimately landing at No. 14 with the Nuggets amid concerns about his back.
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The talk of NBA draft is the risky star who plunged

The talk of NBA draft is the risky star who plunged

2 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

Michael Porter Jr. gained a team and 13 enemies. Porter, once the top high school recruit in the country and widely projected as a top-10 pick until this week, fell all the way to No. 14 and Denver during the NBA draft Thursday. Teams, including the Knicks at No. 9, had gotten scared off by the...
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Nuggets take Michael Porter Jr. with 14th pick

2 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

DENVER The Denver Nuggets have selected small forward Michael Porter Jr. out of Missouri with the 14th pick of the NBA draft.
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If Michael Porter Jr. falls in the NBA Draft, Celtics should consider trading up for him

2 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

When it comes to the NBA draft, it's not unusual for a player pegged as a can't-miss prospect to inexplicably dip on the eve of the draft. One of the great examples of this was Paul Pierce, considered by most coming out of Kansas as a top-5 talent in 1998 who was on the board when it was time for the Celtics to select at No. 10. Boston picked Pierce who went on to have a Hall of a Fame-worthy career that includes an NBA title in 2008 and his jersey number 34 being retired by the franchise.
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Porter falls to Nuggets at No. 14 amid reported injury concerns

2 monthes ago   |   By TheScore

With the No. 14 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Denver Nuggets have selected Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. Porter went to Missouri as arguably the favorite for the No. 1 overall selection, but back surgery forced him to miss almost the entire season. He canceled a workout during the pre-draft process due to hip spasms, so there are definitely some injury concerns with the former high school star that caused his stock to fall. Despite those concerns, there's no disputing his talent, as the 6-foot-10 forward is lethal from all over the court. Provided his health cooperates, Porter will...
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NBA draft: Michael Porter Jr. goes No. 14 to the Nuggets

NBA draft: Michael Porter Jr. goes No. 14 to the Nuggets

2 monthes ago   |   By USA Today

SportsPulse: Here's everything you need to know about the Denver Nuggets first-round pick, Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr.
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Michael Porter Jr. NBA Draft 2018: Scouting Report for Denver Nuggets' Pick

2 monthes ago   |   By Bleacher Report

The Denver Nuggets have selected Michael Porter Jr. in the 2018 NBA draft with the No. 14 overall pick. He only played 53 total minutes as a freshman after undergoing early-season back surgery...
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Michael Porter Jr. Falls to Nuggets, 'Highway Robbery' to Pair with Nikola Jokic

2 monthes ago   |   By Bleacher Report

The Denver Nuggets selected Missouri Tigers forward Michael Porter Jr. with the 14 overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft Thursday...
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NBA Draft 2018: Nuggets end Michael Porter Jr.'s slide at No. 14

NBA Draft 2018: Nuggets end Michael Porter Jr.'s slide at No. 14

2 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

The Nuggets decided to gamble on Michael Porter Jr. despite his injury concerns.
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Michael Porter Jr. Slips To Nuggets At No. 14

2 monthes ago   |   By Hoops Rumors

In one of the major surprises of draft night so far, Michael Porter Jr. - who was once considered a frontrunner to be the No. 1 pick of 2018 - nearly slipped out of the lottery, going to the Nuggets at No. 14.
According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports , Denver strongly considered selecting Zhaire Smith before deciding to roll the dice on Porter.
Word began circulating hours before the draft that Porter could slide out of the top 10 due to concerns about the long-term health of his back and hip. Many teams were said to be put off by a medical report on Porter earlier this week.
As Steve...
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Knicks pass on bigger names and choose Knox

2 monthes ago   |   By ESPN

The New York Knicks took Kentucky forward Kevin Knox with the ninth pick in the NBA draft Thursday night, passing on more prominent players including Michael Porter Jr.
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Knicks pick Kevin Knox as their draft gamble

Knicks pick Kevin Knox as their draft gamble

2 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

With injury-plagued Michael Porter Jr. dropping like a rock and still available at No. 9, the Knicks wouldn't take the chance on the Missouri forward, but still wound up taking something of a chance on draft night. Kentucky 6-foot-9 freshman forward Kevin Knox, like a late-closing thoroughbred from his home state, beat out the more...
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Last pre-draft rumor: Michael Porter Jr. is falling, how far will that be

2 monthes ago   |   By ProBasketballTalk

He could slip all the way to the end of the lottery.
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Michael Porter Jr. could slide in NBA Draft over medical concerns

2 monthes ago   |   By FanSided

Michael Porter Jr. could have a long wait to hear his name at the NBA Draft. At this time a year ago, it was expected Michael Porter, Jr. would be one of the candidates to be the top overall pick in the NBA Draft. Today, however, the former No. 1 recruit faces an uncertain future...
Michael Porter Jr. could slide in NBA Draft over medical concerns - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 300+ Sites
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Report: Porter Jr. potentially sliding out of top 10 due to health concerns

2 monthes ago   |   By TheScore

Michael Porter Jr. was a virtual lock to be a top-three pick in the 2018 NBA Draft entering his final collegiate season at Missouri. But health red flags could push the talented playmaker outside the top-10 on Thursday night. Sources told ESPN draft analyst Jonathan Givony that concerns over Porter's long-term health due to hip and back issues have him potentially sliding outside the first 10 picks. That information caused Givony to drop Porter to 12th in his latest mock draft. The 6-foot-10, 214-pound forward missed almost the entire 2017-18 college season due to a back injury, and he...
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2018 NBA Mock Draft: Final look and projection of both rounds before teams pick Thursday night

2 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

Matt Norlander gives predictions and insights on all 60 picks, including why Michael Porter Jr. and Trae Young go top-six
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Michael Porter Jr, une chute incroyable jusqu'au 12 pick ?

Michael Porter Jr, une chute incroyable jusqu'au 12 pick ?

2 monthes ago   |   By Basketsession

En raison de ses problèmes physiques, l'ailier Michael Porter Jr pourrait connaître une chute inexorable jusqu'au 12 pick de la Draft NBA 2018.
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