Nuggets end Porter's slide at number 14

By Alec Brzezinski 22 June 2018 67
Nuggets end Porter's slide at number 14

The Denver Nuggets selected Missouri small forward Michael Porter Jr. with the number 14 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Porter, a former top-three high school recruit, missed most of 2017-18 – his freshman season with the Tigers – after undergoing back surgery in November.

Many teams balked at Porter due to long-term health risk, but the Nuggets decided pick 14 was a worthy spot to take a chance on a guy who could have gone number one overall if fully healthy.

Porter, a small forward, is an elite shooter who has the ability to create his own shot. Though he needs to add strength to reach his full potential, Denver could get a steal if his back checks out.

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