Denver Nuggets Receive: F Michael Porter Jr., G/F Will Barton, 2024 First-Round Pick, 2026 First-Round Pick, 2028 First-Round Pick
Portland Trail Blazers Receive: F Damian Lillard
Michael Porter Jr. missed time this season after aggravating his back and having surgery. This came after Denver signed him to a lucrative contract extension.
It turns out that the concerns that saw Porter Jr. fall to the middle of the first round came to fruition this season.
It will be interesting to see what the Nuggets decide to do with his contract. It is likely that Denver will want to keep Murray and Jokic together, which is why Porter Jr. seems like a viable option to be moved.
This would give Portland a player to build around if he can stay healthy, along with their first-round selection this season.
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Porter Jr. and Will Barton would be going back to the Blazers, along with three first-round picks over the next six years.
Let’s take a closer look and see how this trade would benefit both sides right away.