NBA Draft 2018: Nuggets end Michael Porter Jr.’s slide at No. 14
The Nuggets selected Missouri small forward Michael Porter Jr. with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
Porter, a former top-3 high school recruit, missed most of 2017-18 — his freshman season with the Tigers — after undergoing back surgery in November.
Many teams balked at Porter due to long-term health risk, but the Nuggets decided pick No. 14 was a worthy spot to take a chance on a guy who could have gone No. 1 overall if fully healthy.
Evans likely won’t be a star in the league, but he has the potential to be a multi-year rotation player.
The Warriors are reportedly interested in a roster retool that includes injecting some youth and filling out the wing positions. While the addition of Allen’s past to Draymond Green’s antics could make for some fireworks, the 22-year-old would likely be able to contribute quickly as a shooter both in spot-up situations and off movement.
He doesn’t project to be much of a defender, but he could fill a role as a complementary offensive piece.
Russell’s second homer — and four-RBI game — in two days chased Twins starter Jose Berrios (8-6) with one out the fifth and put Chicago ahead for the first time, 6-5. The shortstop’s deep fly to left was pushed by a steady southwest wind as it narrowly reached the Wrigley Field bleachers.
I figured I got it pretty good, but I thought I hit it a little too high, Russell said. I’m happy that it’s summertime in Chicago and now those balls are flying.
Russell, who got off to a slow start this season, has seven hits in 17 at-bats over his last four games to raise his average to .282.
I’ve just been really trying to work on my approach with (hitting coach Chili Davis) and myself, as well as my discipline at the plate, Russell said. It looks like it’s getting better.
Joe Mauer homered among three hits and finished with a season-high five RBI for the Twins. Mauer hit a three-run shot in the second and lined a two-run double off Cubs starter Mike Montgomery in the fourth.