According to the Denver Nuggets, they have signed Michael Porter Jr. to a multi-year rookie contract. He will make $2,894,040 in his first season and by the fourth and final year, his salary will be up to $5,258,735.
Poter was drafted by the Nuggets with the 14th pick after being the number one high school recruit in the nation prior to taking his talents to the University of Missouri. Unfortunately, Porter had to be removed just a few minutes into his first collegiate game and ended up needing lower back surgery.
Because of his injury history, teams began to shy away from him. Then, prior to his pro day in Chicago, due to the strain he put on his back in an effort to workout for teams, his hip flared up which was perceived as a red flag to many organizations. That random occasion allowed the top recruit in the nation to fall from a potential top-three pick all the way down to the 14th draft slot occupied by the Nuggets.
Porter is the fifth player to ever be named the MVP of the McDonald’s High School All-American Game, Naismith National Player of the Year, and the Gatorade National Player of the year joining the likes of LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Chris Webber, and Alonzo Mourning.