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Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. will remain in the league’s health and safety protocol for an indefinite period and continue to be tested daily for the coronavirus, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Porter, 22, has been in the protocol since last Thursday as a result of contract tracing. He has missed the Nuggets’ past four games since posting 30 points and 10 rebounds in a loss at Sacramento on Dec 29.
A talented prospect who found his way into the team’s playoff rotation last season, Porter was inserted into Denver’s starting lineup to begin the year.
Porter is averaging 19.5 points and 6.8 rebounds in four games this season.