Michael Porter Jr. expected to return Thursday

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Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. is expected to return to action on Thursday night against the Mavericks.

Porter has been out for the last week for league health and safety protocols for contact tracing of the coronavirus.

However, Porter is expected to be cleared on Wednesday night making him available for Denver on Thursday.

Porter is averaging 19.5 points on 56.6% shooting and 6.8 rebounds in his first four games this season.

Expect the 22-year-old to pick up right where he left off and continue his stellar play for the remainder of 2021.

UPDATE: 1/07/2021 1:15 PM ET

Michael Porter Jr. is OUT for Thursday night, he remains isolated away from the team.

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