July 8, 2020, 6:02 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. impressed many in the fantasy community with his showing from 2019-20 as he posted 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.9 steals, 1.1 threes and 1.9 turnovers in 23.2 minutes with .442/.335/.723 splits across 50 games.
Porter even logged three starts in his rookie campaign and returned 208/260 per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues. The Cavs have had a glaring hole on the wing ever since LeBron James left in free agency and Kevin Porter Jr. is poised to become their starting small forward in years to come. Similar to most players, his biggest challenge will be his efficiency as he starts to see more minutes and an increase in usage.
March 9, 2020, 9:02 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. (concussion) is listed out for Tuesday's game vs. the Bulls.
Porter Jr. will miss his third game with a concussion he suffered last Wednesday. He was playing well before his concussion and is worth a look in standard leagues when he returns to the court. Matthew Dellavedova will have streaming value until Porter Jr. and Darius Garland (groin) return to the lineup.
Source: Kelsey Russo on Twitter
March 8, 2020, 1:12 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland (left groin strain) and Kevin Porter Jr. (concussion) will both miss Sunday's matchup vs. the Spurs.
This will be Garlands fourth straight missed game and Porter Jr. is still recovering in the concussion protocol but should be back next week. This will allow Colin Sexton to continue the monster tear he's been on and Matthew Delavadova will also soak up a ton of minutes.
Source: Kelsey Russo on Twitter
March 5, 2020, 3:39 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
According to Marc Spears of ESPN, Kevin Porter Jr. has been placed in the concussion protocol after getting hit in the head during Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics and is out indefinitely.
This is unfortunate news for Porter as he was seeing a larger role with the absence of Darius Garland (groin). Matthew Dellavedova will see additional opportunity while Porter is sidelined but is not worth a look outside of deeper leagues. Porter will need to pass the concussion protocol in order to return to action.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter
March 4, 2020, 8:23 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. (head) is doubtful to return on Wednesday vs. the Celtics.
Porter Jr. has been a top-150 player over the past month and looks like he could break out late in the season for a young Cavs team. If he misses time Matthew Dellavedova could see more minutes until Darius Garland (groin) returns, but Garland looks like he will be back soon.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
March 4, 2020, 10:27 amKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaff brought up the unusual comparison of Kevin Porter Jr. to Manu Ginobili on Monday night in regard to the rookie’s ability to pass to big men inside, even when it appears there’s only a sliver of an opening.
“He is a really good passer and he’s a really good passer in tight spaces, so it takes time for guys to play with you to understand that a pass that most people might not be able to make, he’s capable of making so I’d better have my hands up,” Bickerstaff said. Porter is expected to start again on Wednesday with Darius Garland sidelined due to a left groin strain and he should be in your radar in standard leagues with the Cavs looking to develop their youth.
Source: Akron Beacon Journal
March 3, 2020, 5:52 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland (left groin strain) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.
Kevin Porter Jr. got the start in place of Darius Garland on Monday and should see himself there again. Porter Jr. has been seeing more ballhandling responsibility and is worth an add in 12-team leagues. Garland's injury isn't expected to be too serious, so keep an eye on his progress throughout the week.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 2, 2020, 9:18 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. scored 16 points on 5-of-14 shooting to go with four rebounds, four assists, a steal, a block and two triples on Monday.
Porter Jr. didn't light it up tonight, but he was still getting enough done across the board to appease owners. The Cavs ran into a stiff defense tonight and KPJ is starting and putting up enough triples, dimes and swipes to earn a roster spot in standard leagues for his upside.
February 29, 2020, 10:56 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. had another solid outing, this time in a loss to the Pacers on Saturday, stuffing the stat sheet with 14 points (5-of-13 shooting), two rebounds, three assists, two 3s, one steal and two blocks.
KPJ is an excellent two-way player in the making. He's going to be a core piece for the Cavs' future, so expect him to be fed all the minutes he can handle moving forward. He'll have ups and downs, but overall, expect a generally upward trend from him as he absorbs more of the game.
February 28, 2020, 10:58 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. delivered 16 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers off the bench in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.
Porter responded nicely from a five-point dud against the Sixers, though he burned many fantasy owners who scooped him up after a 30-point outburst in the prior game against Miami. Of course, Porter combined for five points in his two games before that. He's getting some nice minutes for the rebuilding Cavs and has top-130 value in 8-cat leagues over the last two weeks, so consider him a worthwhile roll of the dice if you need some scoring upside.
February 24, 2020, 11:39 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. put up a career-high 30 points (9-of-18 FGs, 8-of-10 FTs) with eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and four triples in 41 minutes off the bench vs. the Heat on Monday.
The Cavs overcame a big deficit late in the game and pulled out the win in overtime. Porter had been showing flashes of talent all season and especially lately, but this might be considered his official coming out party. He may never play 41 minutes again this season, but make sure that he's owned in your league before the night is through, because he's capable of a season-changing run to end the season.
February 22, 2020, 10:47 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. played 14 minutes on Saturday night, posting two points, a steal and a block on 0-for-5 from the field.
The Cavs have mentioned that Porter is one of the players who will see more opportunity as the season winds down but he was pretty quiet in the blowout tonight. The rookie is a top-140 option in the last two weeks and while he remains a solid upside play for the stretch run, it won't be easy money every night.
February 21, 2020, 8:53 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. was ejected in the second half of the Cavs' game vs. the Wizards on Friday for receiving his second technical foul of the evening.
He left with three points, two assists and two blocks while also committing four turnovers in 13 minutes of action. Porter Jr. is nothing more than a deep league option for the remainder of his rookie season, unless the Cavs sustain a multitude of injuries to clear the way in their crowded backcourt.
Source: Angel Gray on Twitter
February 12, 2020, 9:35 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes on Wednesday.
Porter Jr. has scored double digits in seven straight games, but he's still outside the top-200 during that stretch. He can be a late-round option for points and threes in 14-team leagues, but he is better for 16-team leagues and deeper.
February 9, 2020, 10:29 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. put up 17 points on 8-of-14 shooting in a loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Porter Jr. has taken on the Jordan Clarkson role as the primary scorer off the bench and has thrived in that position. He offers solid value in scoring, shooting and steals, but he is just top-200 in per-game value so only scoop him up in standard formats if you are desperate in those categories. Otherwise, he is more of a 16-plus team asset as of right now.