Porter was in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, according to Kendra Andrews of The Athletic (Twitter link). The league typically requires a seven-day quarantine for contact tracing. She adds that Porter will also miss two games with the Timberwolves and one with the Mavericks if he’s out of action for an entire week.
This is the second bit of significant coronavirus-related news in the past two days, even though the league reported Wednesday that there were no new positive cases in the tests conducted since December 24. Bulls coach Billy Donovan said Thursday that four of his players were affected by the league protocols.
Porter has moved into Denver’s starting lineup during his second active NBA season. He is averaging 19.5 points and 6.8 rebounds in four games.