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Reports: Denver Nuggets' Michael Porter Jr. expected to miss multiple games because of health and safety protocols

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MPJ buries buzzer-beater to end 1st half (0:28)

As time expires in the first half, Michael Porter Jr. sinks a 3-pointer from the corner. (0:28)

Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. is expected to miss multiple games because of the NBA's health and safety protocols related to COVID-19, according to multiple reports.

Porter did not play in Friday's game against the Phoenix Suns.

The Denver Post reported that Porter's contact tracing began Thursday.

Porter, 22, is the Nuggets' second-leading scorer and rebounder through their first four games this season, averaging 19.5 points and 6.8 rebounds.

The third-year forward has assumed a larger role with the Nuggets, who lost key wing players Jerami Grant and Torrey Craig in free agency before the season.