Denver Nuggets: 3 candidates for a breakout season in 2019-20

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3. Michael Porter Jr.

Coming into last season, Michael Porter Jr. was essentially expected to miss the entire season. Ultimately, that’s what ended up happening. In 2019-20 though, he’s going to be given every opportunity to succeed once he’s healthy.

He has the combination of size and athleticism that they’re looking for on the wing, and he is the future for them at the small forward position if he lives up to his pre-draft hype.

Before the draft and his injury question marks, Porter was in the conversation for the top overall pick. However, after dealing with injuries during his final year of high school and his lone year at Missouri, his stock took a major hit that allowed him to slide to the Denver Nuggets.

He can space the floor, and his size at 6’10” allows him to play the power forward in small-ball lineups while still spreading the floor like a modern power forward.

There are several wings on the roster, but none of them have the ceiling that Porter does. He was billed as a future superstar if his shooting can translate. He may have some shortcomings on the defensive end of the floor, but it’s all about his play on the offensive end.

If Porter can get healthy for this season, he has all the potential in the world to break out for Denver.