Michael Porter's draft roller coaster takes drastic turns

Michael Porter Jr

Projected lottery pick Michael Porter Jr. put a second pro day scheduled for Friday in Chicago on hold, with both ESPN.com and Yahoo Sports reporting the former Missouri forward has a sore hip.

Regardless, Porter's camp appears to feel comfortable with his stock. The Chicago Bulls have the seventh pick while the Knicks have to ninth pick. Questions about his ability to be a good teammate at Missouri and his pre-draft interviews with National Basketball Association teams attending the combine contributed to the concern. Per Givony, Porter Jr. was suffering hip spasms so severe this morning and could not get out of bed.

While he did make a comeback for the end of Mizzou's season, Porter appears to be hindered by injuries yet again. Porter was cleared to play in March and participated in two games for Missouri, shooting 9-for-29 from the field. He didn't submit to any medical tests at the NBA Draft Combine in mid-May.

While all reports since then indicate it's not that big a deal, Porter Jr.is nonetheless a player teams will evaluate with a higher level of scrutiny. That injury actually happened a couple of years ago and it got worse.

Not a draft season passes by where there's not at least one highly-regarded prospect whose health isn't questioned.

"It was a very minimally invasive surgery". "I just have to keep up with my (leg) extensions, my core exercises and stretching".

Even in a well stocked draft class like we have in 2018, the probability of finding a more remarkable talent than Kawhi Leonard is slim to none.

Porter is No. 7 in ESPN's most recent mock draft.

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