Highly regarded Slovenian Luka Doncic, regarded as the top non-collegiate player available and a potential No. 1 pick, is in the midst of the Spanish ACB playoffs with Real Madrid and would not be able to attend season unless his team is eliminated Tuesday.
The Kings and other teams picking in the top 10 were supposed to watch Porter workout Friday in Chicago.
He's now listed as going fourth to the Grizzlies in Gary Parrish's latest mock draft. While he reportedly felt only about 50 percent physically, he had an impressive showing, according to multiple teams in attendance, as he shot the ball exceptionally well.
Porter is expected to be a mid-to-high lottery pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
Depending on the Lakers' need for cap space, they could also use the stretch provision on Deng. Citing sources, ESPN reports that Porter couldn't even get out of bed because of muscle spasms. The injured prospect just can't seem to catch a break.
It initially seemed odd that Porter would suddenly cancel and then reschedule a workout, but now we know it was related to an injury. Questions about his ability to be a good teammate at Missouri and his pre-draft interviews with National Basketball Association teams attending the combine contributed to the concern.