New Orleans insisted the 22-year-old guard be a part of any deal between the two teams, but the Nuggets felt that price was too steep.
With Anthony Davis going to the Lakers, it's hard not to think they'll win the Western Conference.
"The way I feel now, it’s leaps and bounds beyond where I thought I’d be at this point," Porter told the Denver Post.
Here are three reasons the Denver Nuggets can be even more dangerous in 2019-20 after their Western Conference semi-final run.
The young team accomplished more than what most expected them to, and there's still room for growth.
“My back doesn’t hurt anymore, and I feel good,” Porter said. “Really, I want to show that I’m back."
He missed 7 of 10 shots in the fourth quarter and 1 of 2 free throws with just more than 11 seconds remaining and Denver down by three.
The Toronto Raptors overcame the Philadelphia 76ers in a thrilling Game 7 in the NBA playoffs.
Despite losing to the Portland Trail Blazers, Mike Malone is excited about the Denver Nuggets' future.
"The future is so bright. You guys heard me say it all postseason," Malone said.