Nuggets have not ruled Michael Porter Jr. out for the season, source says

Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. has not been ruled out for the season while recovering from back surgery, a league source told The Denver Post on Thursday.

Both Porter and the team have been encouraged by his recovery since undergoing surgery on Dec. 1, the source said, but there remains no timetable for his return. The team is also expected to err on the side of caution as he makes his recovery.

The operation was Porter’s surgery on his back. The 23-year-old felt an immediate improvement as soon as the surgery was performed, a separate source said.

Porter told The Post 10 days ago in Dallas that he was in a “really good place” in regards to his recovery. In Dallas, and again ahead of Tuesday’s loss to the Clippers, Porter took set shots inside the 3-point line prior to games.

In addition to Porter, the Nuggets could also be getting back Jamal Murray ahead of the postseason, which begins in mid-April. Murray is about ninth months removed from his torn left ACL.

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