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SportsPulse: Here’s everything you need to know about the Denver Nuggets first-round pick, Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr.
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Denver Nuggets rookie forward Michael Porter Jr. saw his draft stock fall because of a questionable health record. Now he’s hoping a second surgery will quickly allow him to suit up for his new team this upcoming NBA season.

The No. 14 overall pick had his first surgery last November and played in just three games at the University of Missouri last season because of herniated disks in his back. But NBA.com reports the surgery Porter had last week has helped doctors understand his condition better.

The Nuggets are expected to provide an update on Porter’s condition soon. 

The 6-10 Porter was projected to be a high first-round pick in this year’s draft, but he fell to the Nuggets with the 14th pick because of concerns his back issues might require him to sit out the entire 2018-19 season.

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