Cavaliers ship Kevin Porter Jr. to Houston

Cavaliers ship Kevin Porter Jr. to Houston

The Cleveland Cavaliers shipped sophomore guard/forward Kevin Porter Jr. to the Houston Rockets in exchange for a heavy-protected second round pick.

“After careful and thoughtful evaluation, we made the very difficult and collective decision to make this trade,” said Cavs’ GM Koby Altman.

Porter, who was the 30th pick of the 2019 NBA Draft, went on to appear on 50 games with his former team posting averages of 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists.

The Rockets made a deal with the minimum risk giving up a heavy-protected second round pick to add a potential asset for the future.

The sophomore had his share of problems at the start of the season and that’s the reason he did not play yet for the Cavs, before hos trade.

Porter was arrested, after he flipped his car back in November. He admitted to drinking before the crash, and police found marijuana and a loaded handgun in his vehicle, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

Two months later, Porter was once again in trouble after  a confrontation with general manager Koby Altman.

The USC product had an outburst after finding out  locker being moved to make room for the recently acquired Taurean Prince, according to Windhorst. 

Porter will try to get on a new start, after some troubling months. Porter is undoubtedly good, if he finds peace of mind, then the Rockets may have a great player in their hands.

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