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Michael Porter Jr. cancels pro day because of hip injury

18 June 2018

Michael Porter Jr. started shooting off draft boards before his biggest concern reared its ugly head.

The Kings and other teams picking in the top 10 were supposed to watch Porter workout Friday in Chicago.

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Porter could potentially rise even higher than that if workouts go well.

Porter being considered as a top five pick truly displays the potential teams see in him, especially without proving himself to be a dominant college basketball player this past season.

A back injury revealed in late November derailed Porter's freshman season, forcing him to have microdiscectomy surgery on his L3 and L4 spinal disks.

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Had he made it thru his entire freshman campaign without injury, there's a good chance Porter would be a lock for the top pick in the National Basketball Association draft but now there's doubt that he'll go with the first overall selection.

The workout is planned to be rescheduled, but there's no way to tell how another injury will impact Porter's stock.

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Michael Porter Jr. cancels pro day because of hip injury