Nuggets happily surprised when Michael Porter Jr. slid to them in NBA draft

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Nuggets happily surprised when Michael Porter Jr. slid to them in NBA draft

Health concerns led to Porter’s fall
Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 14th overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
Michael Porter Jr. played in three games in college because of back problems, but his talent has long been considered more than NBA-ready. He is the epitome of high-risk, high-reward in this draft, and the Nuggets decided the reward was worth the risk, as they drafted him 14th overall.
From left to right, Thomas Welsh, one of the Denver Nuggets’ two second-round picks in the NBA Draft, joins Josh Kroenke, team president and governor, first-round pick Michael Porter Jr., team general manager Arturas Karnisovas, the other second-round pick, Jarred Vanderbilt and Tim Connelly, the team’s president of basketball operations, during a news conference to introduce the players Friday in Denver.
Suns pick Colorado’s King

The Phoenix Suns selected University of Colorado forward George King with the 59th pick in the NBA draft.
King, a 6-foot-6, 219-pound small forward, averaged 12.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game for the Buffaloes during his senior season.
His defensive versatility, he can defend multiple positions and comfortably switch on ball screens, and improving 3-point shot (39.5 percent in 2017-18) make King an intriguing player at the NBA level.
At Colorado, King was a second team All-Pac-12 selection as a senior and was voted the conference’s most improved player in 2016.

Nuggets happily surprised when Michael Porter Jr. slid to them in NBA draft

Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 14th overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
Michael Porter Jr. played in three games in college because of back problems, but his talent has long been considered more than NBA-ready. He is the epitome of high-risk, high-reward in this draft, and the Nuggets decided the reward was worth the risk, as they drafted him 14th overall.
From left to right, Thomas Welsh, one of the Denver Nuggets’ two second-round picks in the NBA Draft, joins Josh Kroenke, team president and governor, first-round pick Michael Porter Jr., team general manager Arturas Karnisovas, the other second-round pick, Jarred Vanderbilt and Tim Connelly, the team’s president of basketball operations, during a news conference to introduce the players Friday in Denver.
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