Porter is nearly a lock to be a lottery pick in the 2018 NBA Draft later this month, and he could even rise into the top 10 or even top 5 if teams are sold on his long-term health.
Not a draft season passes by where there's not at least one highly-regarded prospect whose health isn't questioned.
Here's NBC Sports Boston's Mock Draft 3.0.
Porter being considered as a top five pick truly displays the potential teams see in him, especially without proving himself to be a dominant college basketball player this past season.
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Now they might need to worry about more than just his back.
A back injury revealed in late November derailed Porter's freshman season, forcing him to have microdiscectomy surgery on his L3 and L4 spinal disks.
It initially seemed odd that Porter would suddenly cancel and then reschedule a workout, but now we know it was related to an injury.
It's a who's who of the NBA Draft class of 2018. While he reportedly felt only about 50 percent physically, he had a very impressive showing, according to multiple teams in attendance, shooting the ball exceptionally well.