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Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases

DENVER (AP) Michael Porter Jr. often reminded himself to remain patient as the Denver Nuggets gradually eased him back onto the court.

Being patient, though, hasn't always been his forte. He's a 21-year-old highly touted rookie eager to show how he can contribute. He's feeling good these days, too, after sitting out all of last season following back surgery.

Recently, more and more playing time has arrived for the player dubbed “MPJ” - a trend that figures only to go up and up. Porter completely understands why coach Michael Malone is carefully integrating him into an already deep lineup. A healthy Porter just might be the piece the Nuggets need in a loaded Western Conference.

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Leaders
Points: Nikola Jokic19.2
Rebounds: Nikola Jokic9.9
Assists: Nikola Jokic6.4
FG%: Nikola Jokic51.0%
Steals: Gary Harris1.46
Blocks: Jerami Grant0.71
Defense (Rank)
Points: 105.5 (4)
Rebounds: 43.5 (4)
Assists: 24.3 (17)
FG%: 45.4% (13)
FT%: 75.7% (5)
3P%: 33.0% (2)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 109.5 (18)
Rebounds: 44.6 (19)
Assists: 26.3 (3)
FG%: 46.2% (14)
FT%: 77.0% (15)
3P%: 35.0% (20)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Denver 29 12 .707 --
Utah 28 13 .683 1.0
Oklahoma City 23 18 .561 6.0
Portland 18 24 .429 11.5
Minnesota 15 26 .366 14.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/18/2019 Tyler Zeller Waived
10/17/2019 Tyler Cook Waived
10/9/2019 Elijah Millsap Waived
10/4/2019 Elijah Millsap Signed as Free Agent
9/15/2019 Tyler Zeller Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
1/15/2020 Jamal Murray Sore ankle
1/14/2020 Gary Harris Sore groin
1/8/2020 Paul Millsap Left knee contusion
10/7/2019 Bol Bol Sore foot
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