Michael Porter Jr. will not play for Denver Nuggets during NBA … – The Denver Post
Draft picks Michael Porter Jr. and Jarred Vanderbilt will not play for the Denver Nuggets during summer league due to injuries, according to the official roster released by the team Friday afternoon.
Porter missed most of his only college season at Missouri following back surgery, which contributed to his slide to the Nuggets at No. 14 overall in the NBA draft. Vanderbilt battled foot-and-ankle injuries during his one season at Kentucky and was on a scooter during his introductory news conference in Denver last week. President of basketball operations Tim Connelly stressed after the draft that Porter and Vanderbilt will not play until fully healthy.
Denver’s summer league roster is spearheaded by third-year guard Malik Beasley, former first-round pick Tyler Lydon (who is coming off season-ending knee surgery) and two-way player Monte Morris. Slovenian forward Vlato Cancar, whom the Nuggets drafted in the second round last year, and 2018 second-round pick Thomas Welsh will also play in Las Vegas.
Nuggets assistant Jordi Fernandez will coach the summer league team, which will hold a mini camp in Denver from July 1-5 before departing for Las Vegas. Denver will play Minnesota on July 6, Boston on July 7 and Milwaukee on July 9 before tournament play begins July 11.
Denver Nuggets 2018 summer league roster
DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell, Illinois State, rookie
Malik Beasley, Florida State, third NBA season
Vlatko Cancar, Slovenia, rookie
Petr Cornelie, France, rookie
Hayden Dalton, Wyoming, rookie
Tyler Lydon, Syracuse, second NBA season
Scott Machado, Iona, second NBA season
Kennedy Meeks, North Carolina, rookie
Monte Morris, Iowa State, second NBA season
Stan Okoye, Virginia Military, rookie
Marcus Posley, St. Bonaventure, rookie
Victor Sanders, Idaho, rookie
Andre Spight, Northern Colorado, rookie
Emanuel Terry, Lincoln-Memorial, rookie
Thomas Welsh, UCLA, rookie
Kenrich Williams, TCU, rookie
Denver Nuggets summer league schedule
July 6: Minnesota (8 p.m.)
July 7: Boston (8 p.m.)
July 9: Milwaukee (6 p.m.)
July 11: Tournament play begins