Michael Porter Jr. could still have back surgery… | NBA

If Michael Porter Jr. had fallen to 14th place in the 2018 Draft, when many saw him as a potential first choice, it is because his back worried many people, the Clippers’ medical staff even thinking that it made him unfit. to the practice of high level sport …

Finally, after a second operation and a white rookie season, the winger had proven that this was not the case, pulling off a very good 2020/21 campaign, to the point of landing a maximum contract in Denver.

The problem is that the 23-year-old is already caught up with his back worries. Embarrassed since the start of the season, he compounded the problem when he went on the counterattack, completely missing a ready-made layup against the Rockets. It was last November 6 and, since then, we have not seen « MPJ » on the field …

We just know that Michael Porter Jr. is now treating himself on a daily basis to try to strengthen his back but the Denver Post has just announced that the concern was nervous, and that the winger’s season was potentially threatened.

For now, the club are waiting to see if the player makes progress with current care but if not within a week, other treatments will have to be considered. A new operation (the third, at 23 years …) of the back could then be considered, and it would then be synonymous with the end of the season for the former Missouri.

Michael Porter, Jr. Percentage Rebounds
Season Team MJ Min Shots 3pts LF Off Def Early Pd Fte Int Bp Ct Pts
2019-20 DEN 55 16 50.9 42.2 83.3 1.2 3.5 4.7 0.8 1.8 0.5 0.9 0.5 9.3
2020-21 DEN 61 31 54.2 44.5 79.1 1.5 5.8 7.3 1.2 2.1 0.7 1.3 0.9 19.1
2021-22 DEN 9 29 35.9 20.8 55.6 1.0 5.6 6.6 1.9 1.8 1.1 1.3 0.2 9.9
Total 125 25 51.8 41.9 79.5 1.3 4.8 6.1 1.1 1.9 0.6 1.1 0.7 14.1

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