The Denver Nuggets shall be with out the companies of Michael Porter Jr. for what head coach Michael Malone calls, the “foreseeable future” with no readability of when he’ll return to motion. He mentioned the matter this week simply earlier than the Miami Warmth sport per ClutchPoints.
“It’s an ongoing factor, attempting to determine what’s occurring…” Malone mentioned in line with ClutchPoints. “I’d nonetheless say that Michael’s out for the foreseeable future. We’re attempting to take it sooner or later at a time with him and see what one of the simplest ways to method getting him again wholesome is.”
“There’s little question, no matter his temper, all of us must assist Michael, similar to we assist Jamal [Murray],” Malone told CBSSports. “And once more, Michael could possibly be again in every week, it could possibly be greater than that. So after I say, ‘foreseeable future,’ I’m probably not positive what meaning, I simply know that he’s not taking part in tonight.”
“This can be a course of the place we’re being very cautious, speaking to medical doctors, getting imaging all that type of stuff,”
Porter Jr. injured his decrease again on a play through the staff’s win over the Houston Rockets lacking a layup. A short while later he left the sport and by no means returned.
Michael Porter Jr. actually missed this layup 😳 pic.twitter.com/kFlZ2zvUau
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 6, 2021
Michael Porter Jr. has had a troublesome begin to his 2021-2022 marketing campaign, averaging simply 9.9 factors and 6.6 rebounds on 35.9 p.c taking pictures from the sector and simply 20.8 p.c from three-point vary. Regardless of that, the Nuggets (9-5) have received 5 straight video games in a current homestand earlier than shedding to the Mavericks (9-4), 111-101, Monday.
The high-level play of reigning MVP Nikola Jokic has purchased them time to determine the severity of their younger ahead’s harm and the timeframe of his return however they’ll want a wholesome Porter Jr. and Jamal Murray to be a real risk out of the Western Convention.