The Kings and other teams picking in the top 10 were supposed to watch Porter workout Friday in Chicago. The Sacramento Kings (No. 2), Memphis Grizzlies (No. 4) and Dallas Mavericks (No. 5) are interested in Porter, and it's now unlikely he falls out of the top seven in the draft, sources tell ESPN.com.
The news of medical issues may be devastating to Porter's draft stock, especially considering how limited the access to him National Basketball Association teams have had. Teams also have had questions about Porter's fit as a teammate. While he reportedly felt only about 50 percent physically, he had an impressive showing, according to multiple teams in attendance, as he shot the ball exceptionally well.
While he did make a comeback for the end of Mizzou's season, Porter appears to be hindered by injuries yet again. According to reports around the NBA, GM Ryan McDonough of the Phoenix Suns has been exploring the option of trading his team's No.1 pick for Kawhi Leonard in a sign-and-trade deal. He was cleared to play just two weeks prior to his June 8 pro day. He didn't submit to any medical tests at the NBA Draft Combine in mid-May. "I feel better than ever, actually".
Even in a well stocked draft class like we have in 2018, the probability of finding a more remarkable talent than Kawhi Leonard is slim to none. The recent MRI was to see how it had fully healed.
Give draft prospect Michael Porter Jr. and his agent, Mark Bartelstein, a lot of credit.