Porter won’t play on Nuggets’ Summer League team

Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 14th overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Michael Porter Jr., who slipped in the recent NBA Draft amid concerns of lingering problems from the back injury that held him out for most of his one season at Missouri, will not play on Denver’s NBA Summer League team.

Porter, who for much of the lead up to the draft was expected to be a top-10 pick but fell to the Nuggets at No. 14, was not included on Denver’s roster for the Las Vegas portion of Summer League play.