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Michael Porter Jr. not yet cleared for full activity

Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. was once the top prospect in the country. With a massive frame and the ability to get his own shots from off the dribble, he was a cut above the rest. Sadly, an injury slowed his trajectory towards stardom. He needed back surgery, and the question was “Will he […] The post Michael Porter Jr. not yet cleared for full activity appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. says he’s now pain-free after 2nd back surgery

When the Denver Nuggets selected Michael Porter Jr. with the 14th pick of this year’s draft, it was perhaps the most high-risk, high-reward selection of the evening. With a recent positive update on his road to recovery from a career-threatening back injury, it appears that the Nuggets’ gamble could pay dividends sooner rather than later. […] The post Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. says he’s now pain-free after 2nd back surgery appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

Denver Nuggets: Complete 2018 offseason grades

The Denver Nuggets had an eventful summer, retaining key free agents and making exciting upside plays, but it’s unclear if the team improved in the short- or long-term. The Denver Nuggets’ 2017-18 campaign was impossibly close to being an overwhelming success. Alas, injuries to star players and the unfortunate reality of playing in the NBA’s […] Denver Nuggets: Complete 2018 offseason grades - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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Isaiah Thomas wishes he could have sat out for longer after hip injury

It’s clear that Isaiah Thomas, who is now with the Denver Nuggets, didn’t come back the same player that finished top-3 in the league in scoring after suffering what seems like a derailing hip injury. The 5-foot-9 dynamo was knocked out of the Eastern Conference Finals in 2017 after sustaining the injury and was consequently […] The post Isaiah Thomas wishes he could have sat out for longer after hip injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Michael Porter Jr. 100 percent expects to play this season

Due to his injury history, critics expect Michael Porter Jr. of the Denver Nuggets to sit out in his first season. However, the 20-year-old is 100 percent certain that he’ll suit up this season. As per Rafael Torres of Real Ball Insiders: As per source, Michael Porter Jr believes there is 100% chance he will […] The post Michael Porter Jr. 100 percent expects to play this season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Fox Sports

Nick Wright on Isaiah Thomas's past injuries and future in the NBA

Nick Wright and Cris Carter discuss Isaiah Thomas's recovery from past injuries with the Boston Celtics in the playoffs a year ago, and his future with the Denver Nuggets and the NBA.

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Isaiah Thomas called Danny Ainge prior to Nuggets deal to talk about possibly returning

Isaiah Thomas has gone through a frustrating 2017-18 season, first being shipped out to the Cleveland Cleveland from the Boston Celtics at the wake of a substantial hip injury, then being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers shortly after returning, only to find himself out of a job once again at the end of the […] The post Isaiah Thomas called Danny Ainge prior to Nuggets deal to talk about possibly returning appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Isaiah Thomas flat out told Tim Connelly he didn’t trust him

The Denver Nuggets scooped up perhaps one of the best talents left in the free agent pool, signing the injury-marred Isaiah Thomas on a one-year deal. Looking back only a year ago, this signing would not have been possible — as Thomas was coming off a career-high scoring average of 28.9 points per game and […] The post Isaiah Thomas flat out told Tim Connelly he didn’t trust him appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. undergoes spinal surgery, no timetable for return

Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. continues to struggle with an ailing back injury. According to a report from Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com, the 20-year-old forward underwent surgery of the lumbar spine last week at The Carrell Clinic in Dallas, TX. Michael Porter Jr. has undergone surgery of the lumbar spine at The Carrell Clinic […] The post Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. undergoes spinal surgery, no timetable for return appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Denver Post

Nuggets’ draft pick Michael Porter Jr. undergoes second back surgery

Nuggets' first-round draft pick Michael Porter Jr. underwent a second back surgery last week, a league source confirmed to The Denver Post Wednesday evening.

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Nuggets news: Michael Porter Jr. underwent surgery last week for herniated disk

If it weren’t for his seemingly problematic draft, Michael Porter easily could have been a top-five pick in last month’s NBA Draft. In fact, he was once projected to go No. 1 overall. Instead, it took 12 teams (the L.A. Clippers had back-to-back picks at No. 12 and No. 13) to ignore him on draft […] The post Nuggets news: Michael Porter Jr. underwent surgery last week for herniated disk appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Denver Post

Nuggets Ink podcast: Breaking down an eventful Denver offseason

Topics include trading Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur and signing Isaiah Thomas in a flurry of roster moves, Michael Porter Jr.'s second back surgery, summer league performances and where Denver stands in a competitive Western Conference.