The Denver Nuggets will have to get themselves going in the start of the 2020/21 NBA season without one of their most talented players.
The Athletic's Shams Charania reported forward Michael Porter Jr. is facing an additional 10-14-day quarantine under the league's health and safety guidelines.
Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. is facing a minimum of 10 additional quarantine days due to health and safety protocols, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 8, 2021
The second-year player already completed a seven-day quarantine after a close contact with COVID-19, and its unclear when he'll be able to play again.
The Missouri product is ready to take a leap this season. Prior to being forced to quarantine, Porter Jr. was averaging 19.5 points per game on 56.6 percent shooting.
During his absence, Head Coach Michael Malone has played PJ Dozier and Will Barton, and will need to continue step-up in order to make up for the scoring Denver lose's without Porter Jr.