jonbob17 wrote: pepe1991 wrote:
In 2020 MPJ played 55 of 73 games and in 2021 played in 61 of 72 games. He missed 10 games due to COVID. He had back surgery for a known injury (before draft) prior to his rookie season.
So last year when you throw out his COVID absence, he missed one game the front end of a back to back late in the season.
Your take on his MPJ's health is like saying Okeke has only been available for less than every third game during his career, completely ignoring the fact that he was "red-shirted" his rookie season, which was part of the draft calculus, much like Porter.
Missed whole college and rookie season but doesn't fit your narrative so you won't mention it?
I said he had back surgery before his rookie season, less than a month after the draft. Denver knew what they were getting into, and is of course why he was available to them at pick 14, and why he didn't go top 3.
He missed zero games due to injury last year.
His rookie year, 2019-20, he had left knee sprain to begin the season, and an ankle injury, looks like he may have missed about 13 games to injury.
So he has missed 13 games in 2 years to injury, not quite as bad a one out every 2 games. Now he is an injury risk, as it has run in his family like you mentioned, but since he has started playing in the NBA, MPJ has mostly been on the court.
His brother torn ACL twice. From projected first round pick in 2018 to playing 11 games in G league and 2 nba games since- And one ACL tear in process.
Michael's eldest sister, Bri Porter, suffered a total of 5 ACL tears in her high school and collegiate career.- forced for medical retirment.
Michael's other sister, Cierra, similarly sustained a lingering knee injury that forced her early retirement from collegiate basketball. Forced into medical retirment.
Nobody with common sense can't argue that MP jr does not have high risk of injuries when whole his damn family was forced to retired due injuries.
As for Michael, himself,he had back surgery as teen. He missed basically whole college year, whole rookie nba season and was forced on heavy min restrictions in 2019-20. He only played 16,4 mpg over 55 games. during whole year,he only played 903 min.
When you put things in perspective, he only had 1 "normal" healthy season in last 4 years.
Btw Michael Porer max would cost you $134,4M , average salary of $33,4M a year. It would be collosal mistake to tie player with poor trackrecord with injuries,who isn't ballhandler, isn't great defender and makes nobody around him better - highest payed player.
Especially because some future Suggs- whoever- Porter- Isaac-whoever lineup still has clear "second round exit" ceiling due lack of star power. That roster is ugly similar to Pacers current roster. Where they have bunch of solid players but not megastar to tie together everything.
Prediction day after Vuc, Gordon, Evan departure - most fans who are celebrating birth of new rebuild will be crying how rebuild is painful before 2022-23 season ends.
Date of writeup: March 26th, 2021.