Nuggets’ Porter Jr. underwent another back surgery

Michael Porter Jr. hopes to be ready for the regular-season.

Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. underwent another back surgery last week, according to Steve Aschburner of

Porter Jr.’s camp believes the latest surgery will be good for Porter Jr. in the long run and are optimistic about his prognosis.

The Nuggets selected Porter Jr. with the 14th overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft. Coming out of high school, Porter Jr. was projected to be a top-three pick in the draft, but his stock dropped tremendously after the back surgery he underwent in college and the hip spasms that forced him to cancel a pre-draft workout in Chicago.

Porter Jr.’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, delivered more-detailed and recent medical info to teams on Porter Jr.’s back. The medical report circulated among teams caused major concern, however, and that’s why Porter Jr. fell to the Nuggets.