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Michael Porter's draft roller coaster takes drastic turns

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Porter is nearly a lock to be a lottery pick in the 2018 NBA Draft later this month, and he could even rise into the top 10 or even top 5 if teams are sold on his long-term health.

But after Porter's scheduled workout this week was canceled, injury questions persist with the draft quickly approaching next Thursday.

TESTS on Michael Porter Jr.'s hip showed no problem, according to reports, after the former Missouri standout cancelled his workout in Chicago because of a strained hip.

While all reports since then indicate it's not that big a deal, Porter Jr.is nonetheless a player teams will evaluate with a higher level of scrutiny.

Porter has made Chicago his home base for his pre-draft workout process because his agency is based here.

The Kings, like most teams, want to continue to review Porter's medical records before selecting him. The goal for the workout is primarily medical, after the 6-10 forward played only three games for Missouri last season.

Porter ceased all basketball activity after the season, focusing his efforts on rehab, sources told ESPN, after losing strength in his left leg in particular due to the injury.

League sources say that National Basketball Association doctors appear optimistic about his long-term prognosis, and teams will weigh his talent against the inherent risks.

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