Perhaps the hardest part of being an NBA general manager is handing out contracts.
It requires a delicate balancing act. On the one hand, a GM who develops a reputation for shortchanging players does his team a disservice. If that’s your team’s reputation, attracting top-end talent is likely to prove difficult.
On the other hand, you’re making an investment like any other – you’d like to see a return. With that said, no investment is more volatile than a human being.
The Denver Nuggets may be feeling some buyer’s remorse in regards to Michael Porter Jr. It feels ugly to say that, but we’re trafficking in reality here.
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Porter Jr.’s chronic back injuries have kept him scarcely available since signing a deal with an annual value of $30.9 million. By now, they’re surely wondering how frequently he’ll be able to suit up.
If the Nuggets are looking to avail themselves of that potential issue, they could look to move Porter Jr. before 2022-23 gets underway. Here’s a deal that sends him to the New York Knicks