Stan Kroenke is said to have been the "No. 1 backer" of Michael Porter Jr. within the Denver Nuggets since he was drafted.

The Nuggets signed Porter to a five-year, $173 million extension this past offseason in what appears to be a risky move considering his injury history.

Sources tell Marc Stein of Substack that Kroenke is "Porter's biggest fan."

Kroenke even wanted Porter to play more during the 19-20 season when he was establishing himself as a rookie.