Reports: Nuggets’ Porter Jr. out due to COVID-19 protocols

The Denver Nuggets will be without forward Michael Porter Jr. on Friday night against the Phoenix Suns, and he could miss additional games because of COVID-19 protocols, multiple media outlets reported.

Reports said his time away from the team is due to contact tracing specified by the league’s health and safety regulations.

Michael Porter Jr.
Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. (Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)

The 6-foot-10 Porter is averaging 19.5 points and 6.8 rebounds through the first four games of the season and shooting 42.3 percent from 3-point range. In Tuesday night’s loss to the Sacramento Kings, he scored 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting and had 10 rebounds.

The Nuggets follow Friday’s game with a pair against the Timberwolves — Sunday in Minneapolis and Tuesday at home.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)