Cavaliers attended Michael Porter Jr.’s pro day in Chicago

CLEVELAND, Ohio — At least one member of the Cavaliers’ front office attended Michael Porter Jr.’s pro day workout in Chicago on Friday, a league source told cleveland.com.The workout took place on the same day the Cavs lost Game 4 of the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors and were swept out of the series.Assistant general manager Mike Gansey has been overseeing most of the organization’s draft prep while the team battled its way through the playoffs.Porter, 19, is a 6-10 forward from Missouri who at one time was projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, but suffered a back injury in his first game and didn’t return until the SEC Tournament. He played in just three total games and looked slow in Missouri’s NCAA Tournament loss.He said the injury actually occurred years before in high school but got “worse and worse” before he had surgery in November.”I hurt my back sophomore year in high school going up for a dunk,” Porter said at the NBA Draft Combine last month. “When I had to have the surgery, I kind of viewed it as a blessing, a new start, really help me reach my potential. Like, I was the No. 1 player in high school, and I didn’t even feel 100 percent. And I do now.”The Cavs have the eighth pick, and are excited about the possibility of using that slot to maybe draft someone who was supposed to be No. 1, sources said, but he is not the only player under consideration.For instance, Collin Sexton, the point guard from Alabama, worked out with the Cavs Saturday and owner Dan Gilbert tweeted that he was a “very intriguing draft prospect.”

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