The NBA draft is less than a week away, and teams scheduled workouts with the top prospects and draft preparations are entering its final stages.
They are doing everything they can to try to ensure National Basketball Association teams in the lottery that Porter is physically fit and deserving of a high draft pick on Thursday.
Briefly: Texas Tech and Lakeview Centennial product Zhaire Smith has visited Charlotte and Phoenix in the past couple of days, along with several other teams before that.
Porter Jr.'s NBA draft spot anyone's guess
Porter's agency, Priority Sports, had previously informed teams that they could bring their own trainer and doctor for a 15- to 20-minute evaluation, a unique twist in the draft environment. Porter couldn't get out of bed because of muscle spasms, according to the sources.
Porter missed nearly all of Missouri's 2017-18 basketball season after undergoing back surgery after the Tigers played just a couple games.
The results of Porter's full medical examination, conducted by the Bulls, were eventually released to all National Basketball Association teams. Sacramento picks second, so his health is vital for them to pass up players such as Marvin Bagley III, Luka Doncic and Jaren Jackson Jr. - all of whom are considered elite and without injury concerns.