Michael Porter Jr. is an American basketball player who plays for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA since 2018. Previously, played college basketball for Missouri Tigers. Furthermore, Porter Jr. was drafted by the Nuggets with the 14th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft out of the University of Missouri.
Michael was a student at Father Tolton Academy, earning recognition as he led the team to the 2A State Championship. This led to Michael’s stint on the NBA G League’s Mokan Elite, where he averaged 26.2 points and 11.5 rebounds per game in the 2016 summer season, leading them to a tournament victory and was named co-MVP of the playoffs.
Michael Porter Jr. Denver Nuggets
In two seasons with the Denver Nuggets, Michael has played 116 games (62 starts), with a career average of 14.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.0 assists while shooting 53.2% from the field and 43.9% from long-range in 24 minutes per game
Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. has been productive over the past few seasons and as such, the team has won more games. Packing Jr’s stats into specific categories, his scoring has risen for 3 consecutive years, as has his rebounding and assists. His field goal percentage and three-point percentage have also improved for 3 straight years.
With Jamal Murray, a key player for the Denver Nuggets, out for the season on Apr. 12th Porters Jr. was called to action and he has delivered. In just 17 games he has amassed 23.5 points per game as well as 6 rebounds and 1 assist while shooting a field goal percentage of 56% and 3pt percentage of 48%.In the last fifteen games, he has scored 20+ points in 12 games, and in eight of those, he made four 3 pointers or more.
You can find Porter Jr., the native of Columbia, Missouri, in the 2018-2019 NBA Playoffs with his team, the Denver Nuggets. They reached the second round for three consecutive seasons. Porter Jr. started all 10 playoff games, averaging 21.9 points,8.4 rebounds, and 1.3 assists, shooting 54.2% from the field and 44.5% from three in 33.2 minutes, with four games of 20+ points, including 26 points in both games five and six of the first round to help eliminate Portland, Trail Blazers.
Michael Porter Jr. Age
Porter Jr is 23 years old, he was born on June 29th, 1998 in Columbia, Missouri.
Michael Porter Jr. Statistics
Porter Jr., 23, led Denver to 47 wins in the 2020-21 season and the three seed in the Western Conference Playoffs. In 61 games (54 starts), he averaged career-highs in points (19.0), rebounds (7.3), assists (1.1), field goal percentage (54.2%), three-point field goal percentage (44.5%), and minutes per game (31.3).
He had a career-high with 39 points (8-12 3FG), six rebounds, three blocks, and two assists against Houston on Apr. 24th.
He’s become the first player since Joel Embiid in 2017 for this stat line. And he is the 3rd Nugget in franchise history to make 7 or more three-pointers in consecutive games.
On average, Porter Jr. made 3.1 three-pointers per game this season – this puts him in 4th place on the all-time list for NBA Franchise history, trailing only Steph Curry (5.0), Ray Allen (3.3), and Reggie Miller (3.2). He also holds the franchise records for three-point percentage in a season (min. 150 attempts) with 44.5%.
That’s right, he had 11 games where he made at least five three-point shots. This ties the record number of such games ever to happen in a single season (Randy Foye: 2013-14).
Michael Porter Jr Height and Weight
The Denver Nuggets’ small forward, Michael, is 6ft 10 inches tall and weighs 99kgs(219 lbs). Details about his other physical features are unknown.
Michael Porter Jr Siblings
Almost all of Michael’s family played some form of basketball, which is not surprising considering who their parents were. The list of siblings includes Michael Jr., Jontay, Corbin, Brie, Jada, Isaac, Lisa, Jevon, and Ciera.
Jontay and Michael Jr. were players for the University of Missouri’s basketball team, while Bri and Cierra played for the Missouri women’s team.
Michael’s father is an assistant coach at the University of Missouri. The elder Porter joined the Missouri coaching staff in time for his son’s arrival on campus in 2017, but he is no stranger to Columbia. After coaching at the University of Washington during the 2016/17 season, Porter Sr. spent several years on the Missouri men’s and women’s basketball teams, where he served as the head basketball coach from 2011-2013 and was responsible for organizing practices and individual workouts.
His mother is also a professional basketball player. While Michael Jr. excelled on the court, his mother was probably the best scorer in the family. According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Lisa Becker averaged 58.7 points per game at Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School in 1983. Lisa studied at the University of Iowa and went on to play professionally in France.
Michael Porter Jr Draft 2021
Porter Jr. was drafted by the Nuggets with the 14th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft out of the University of Missouri. However, he missed his rookie season after suffering a lower back injury.
Michael has played 116 games (62 starts) in two seasons with Denver, averaging 14.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.0 assists while shooting 53.2% from the field and 43.9% from long range in 24.3 minutes per game
In his four years as a pro, he has improved his points per game, rebounds & assists every season. He also has a 75% win ratio when he scores above 20 points, indicating that the Nuggets tend to have success when he is scoring well.
Michael Porter Jr. NBA’ Most Improved Player of the Year?
Michael Porter Jr. is still the favorite to win the NBA’s Most Improved Player of the Year award, but after the Rockets announced that he will start at point guard for the team this season, Kevin Porter Jr.of Houston Rockets has moved into second place.
As of June 4th, Bookmaker gives +1100 odds that Michael Porter Jr will win the award. He is followed by Shai-Gilgeous Alexander and Kevin Porter Jr with respective odds of +2000 and +5000.
Michael Porter Jr has been at the top of the betting odds since the betting lines opened. Kevin Porter Jr. has fluctuated between fourth and sixth place in recent months but is only +200 behind MPJ in the current MIP rankings
In 2020, Porter posted on Snapchat that he believed the COVID-19 pandemic was designed to control the masses of people. Furthermore, his remarks caused a bit of drama and even led to Porter being reprimanded by Snapchat.
Michael Porter Jr. Girlfriend.
Porter is involved with Madison Pettis, who is best known as a former Disney Channel actress. Madison is best known for her role in the Disney film Cory in the House. In the film, she played Sophie Martinez, and her acting career is also known for The Game Plan and Barney and Friends when she was a child in 2005. So far, she has just reached her twenties.
Michael, suffered a back injury 2 minutes into his college basketball season and missed all but two games.
Michael Porter Jr Contract
Porter Jr. has been a starter for the past two seasons. Also, he is expected to be a big part of the team for a while, especially considering that he is just 23 years old.
In the news, Michael Porter Jr. has been in the headlines for many reasons. The most recent being his contract extension with the Nuggets
At only 23 years old, Porter Jr. has had more success than some people have in their lifetime.
Porter Jr. agreed to terms with the Denver Nuggets on a 5-year. $170 million contract after the expiry of the 4-year contract he signed in 2018. The 2018 contract expires this year.
Michael Porter Jr Contract Extension
Porter Jr. signed a new multi-year contract extension for the Denver Nuggets, it was announced on September 29th, 2021.
Michael Porter Jr. Salary
Michael signed a 4-year contract with the Denver Nuggets in 2018, which qualified him for $15,093,095. The deal also included $15,093,095 guaranteed and an annual average salary of $3,773,274. It is estimated that Porter Jr made a total of $14,881,258. However, in his new multi-year contract Michael has an average salary of $34 million annually.
Since he’s still new to the NBA, his net worth is currently unknown. Some unreliable sources say it might be $10 million, but we can’t confirm that yet.
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