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Is Michael Porter Jr. more valuable to Nuggets as foundational piece or trade bait?

Mark Kiszla
The Denver Post
Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. dribbles down the floor in the second half of Sunday’s Game 4 in Denver. The Nuggets were swept in the second round of the NBA playoffs by the Phoenix Suns.
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Are the Nuggets future NBA champs?

Or is this a mismatched roster that center Nikola Jokic can hold together only so long before blowing a gasket?

All you need are three little words to start a heated debate on Denver’s true championship potential:



Michael Porter Jr.

When MPJ splashes a shot from beyond the 3-point arc with an artistic touch that rivals the master strokes of Steph Curry, I can close my eyes and imagine Joker, a healthy Jamal Murray and the Nuggets leading a championship parade through downtown in the not-too-distant future.



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