Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. facing additional quarantine time

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Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. is facing a minimum of 10 additional quarantine days due to health and safety protocols, according to Shams Charania.

Porter finished a seven-day quarantine this week due to contact tracing protocols and now reportedly faces an additional quarantine period in the 10 to 14-day range, Charania adds.

The 22-year-old was originally listed as questionable for the team’s game against the Dallas Mavericks and there was belief that he might play, but he was ultimately ruled out.

It’s unclear what led to the additional quarantine time for Porter and as a result, he will remain away from the team for the foreseeable future.

In four games this season, Porter is averaging 19.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.