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Michael Porter Jr. is targeting a return to play before the playoffs, according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic.

Michael Porter

Michael  Porter
Team: Denver Nuggets
Position: SF
Age: 23
Height: 208 cm
Weight: 95 kg
Birth place: Missouri, United States of America

Porter underwent spine surgery on December 1. It was the third time the 23-year-old has undergone back surgery and his second since being drafted 14th overall by the Denver Nuggets in 2018.

He sat out the entire 2018-19 season while recuperating from one procedure.

Porter was averaging 9.9 points and 6.6 rebounds in nine starts this season.

The 2.08-meter forward has averaged 14.1 points and 6.1 rebounds in 125 career games (71 starts) for Denver, shooting 51.8 percent from the field and 41.9 percent from 3-point range.

He agreed to a five-year, $172 million rookie extension in September.

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Michael Porter

Michael  Porter
Michael  Porter
MIN: 29.44
PTS: 9.89 (37.5%)
REB: 6.56
As: 1.89
ST: 1.11
BL: 0.22
TO: 1.33
GM: 9