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This highly touted NBA Draft prospect reportedly skipped a workout. Could he fall to the Mavs?

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said his team would benefit from drafting a versatile wing scorer or a dynamic big man.
Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said his team would benefit from drafting a versatile wing scorer or a dynamic big man. Special to the Star-Telegram

Jay Bilas of ESPN says Michael Porter Jr. will be a top-five selection in the 2018 NBA Draft...if he can stay healthy.

The health bit might be a problem

On Tuesday, ESPN reported that the talented forward had to cancel his second pro day, scheduled for this coming Friday in Chicago, due to a strained hip.

The Missouri Tigers product has insisted he's fine, even though he missed all but three games of his freshman season recovering from microdiscectomy spinal surgery in November.

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki takes batting practice at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, TX, Thursday, June 7, 2018. The Dirk Nowitzki's 2018 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game is set for Friday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco.

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