In a surprising turn of events, Michael Porter Jr. has cancelled the workout that had been scheduled for Friday in Chicago. The Sacramento Kings were one of the teams expected to attend, and Porter was going to be evaluated by a back specialist. The cancellation was reported by Kevin O’Connor if The Ringer.
Michael Porter Jr.’s group canceled a workout scheduled on Friday, per league sources. The Knicks, Suns, Kings and other lottery teams had planned to attend in Chicago.@ringer's mock draft is updated to reflect the latest intel, including Porter rising: https://t.co/0PYq9NNvWx— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) June 14, 2018
It’s difficult to know what to make of this right now. Does Porter have a promise? Is his back a bigger concern and his camp didn’t want the medical evaluation to happen? Is it simply being rescheduled? We have no clue.
Without the medical examination, it’s difficult to imagine the Kings taking Porter with the second pick.
We’ll continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
Update: Sam Amick is reporting that the workout will be rescheduled. It remains unclear why the workout was cancelled.
There’s a very real chance the Kings would take Michael Porter Jr. at No. 2, but it’s unclear how the canceling of the Friday workout in Chicago might impact the process. They want more intel on medical and another look. Teams are being told that the workout will be rescheduled.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) June 14, 2018