Michael Porter Jr. is one of the best young talents in the NBA. The Denver Nuggets forward just had a stellar sophomore season, averaging 19.0 PPG and 7.3 RPG, on 54.2/44.5/79.1 splits. Both the numbers and the on-court play suggest that he's an extremely efficient player who can get even better as he develops.
It seems as though Porter Jr's play has been rewarded with a very good extension from the Denver Nuggets. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN has recently reported that Michael Porter Jr. has agreed to a five-year max extension with the Nuggets and that it could be worth up to $207 million.
It seems though there are some criteria that Porter has to achieve if he wants the full $207 million. However, a guaranteed $172 million is far from bad in terms of a rookie extension. It's certainly wise to take big money deals when they're offered unless a player is certain that they can get more from other sources.
Hopefully, Michael Porter Jr. will be able to live up to the extension, and his talent definitely suggests that he can become an even better player than he is now. The Denver Nuggets will lean heavily on him while Jamal Murray is out, and it seems as though this is a sign of their belief in his abilities.