Nuggets F Michael Porter Jr. to have back surgery

Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. will have lower-back surgery Wednesday and is sidelined indefinitely.

Agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN on Monday that Porter’s timeline will be determined after the procedure.

Porter, 23, was drafted 14th overall in 2018 but sat out the entire 2018-19 season after a previous surgery on his back.

He is averaging 9.9 points and 6.6 rebounds in nine starts this season.

Porter 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. The value climbs to $207 million if Porter makes an All-NBA Team.


Titans vs Texans: Week 18 Primer

Titans vs Texans: Week 18 Primer

The Tennessee Titans (11-5) travel to The Lone Star State to take on the Houston Texans (4-12) in the final week of the 2021 NFL regular season.


After the display of dominance that Derrick Henry has shown in the last 2 plus seasons and a 2,000-yard season in 2020, I began thinking about his career trajectory and how Henry is tracking towards a Hall of Fame Career.  With that in mind, we take Derrick Henry’s first 5 seasons in the NFL and where he is statistically vs. Franchise greats…