Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. was unable to get out of bed because of hip discomfort and called off a pro day workout scheduled for Friday for teams drafting in the lottery.
ESPN reported that Porter’s camp informed all teams drafting in the lottery that his scheduled Chicago workout would be canceled. However, a few hours later, Porter informed teams he would be available for medical evaluations.
Porter held a pro day on June 8 and teams walked away “impressed.”
Health is a key variable for teams evaluating Porter ahead of the 2018 NBA Draft next week. Porter invited teams to attend the workout and bring their own medical evaluators. According to ESPN, several teams are still planning to send representatives to meet with Porter on Friday in Chicago.
Porter also reportedly called off a workout with the Knicks.
A back injury announced by Missouri in November sidelined Porter, the No. 2 overall recruit in the 2018 college class, for nearly four months. The injury led to microdiscectomy surgery on his L3 and L4 spinal disks. He played in two games in March after receiving medical clearance and went 9-of-29 from the field.
According to ESPN, Porter focused on rehab and specifically strengthening his left leg after Missouri’s season ended with a loss in the NCAA Tournament in March.
The results of Porter’s full medical examination, conducted by team doctors of the Chicago Bulls, were shared with the 29 other NBA teams.
–Field Level Media