Kevin Porter Jr.

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  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Porter Jr. led the Cavs reserves with 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting on Friday, adding four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes of action.

    KPJ has been looking better and better lately and has even cracked the top-200 as the 179th best player in 9-cat last week. He's worth a speculative add in 16-team leagues or deeper. Porter Jr. even outperformed Jordan Clarkson tonight, who struggled with 3-of-11 shooting for eight points, two threes and two assists.

  • Cedi Osman
    SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cedi Osman (sore back) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game.

    If Osman can't suit up, Kevin Porter Jr. should play a bit more while Larry Nance Jr. could benefit as well. Osman started the season slowly, but has scored in double figures during four of his last five appearances.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Porter played the role of playmaker off the bench for the Cavs on Monday, recording a career-high seven assists with five points, five rebounds and two steals.

    Porter Jr.'s playmaking ability is a nice improving dimension to his game. Collin Sexton, who started, only handed out two assists to go along with his 18 points (7-of-22 shooting), three rebounds and one trey.

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson (rest) is being listed as out for Wednesday's matchup with the Heat.

    With Thimpson out and Larry Nance Jr. (thumb) questionable, Ante Zizic may find himself in the starting unit. The Cavs can also go small and keep Kevin Porter Jr., who is coming off his best game of the season, in the starting lineup.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Porter Jr. scored a career-high 18 points (6-for-11 FGs, 3-for-8 FTs) along with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes in his first career start.

    The career mark isn't a surprise since he had never exceeded 24 minutes until tonight. Kevin Love (back) says he's playing on Wednesday, so we may not see another Porter start for quite a while.

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Porter Jr. will start on Monday due to Kevin Love's back injury.

    Cedi Osman will move to power forward as Porter enters the lineup. Porter has only averaged 18.9 minutes this season but will get a boost while Love misses time. However, he is shooting just 35.8% from the floor so far.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Porter Jr. (left hip contusion) will play on Thursday against the Heat.

    Porter Jr. hurt his hip during Tuesday's loss against the Sixers but it won't cause him to miss any ball games. Expect Porter Jr. to have his typical role off the bench but he is only producing value just inside the top 300 at this time. He does have a higher ceiling than some other players around that value due to the fact that he will likely improve as he gets more seasoning his first year in the NBA.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    According to head coach John Beilein, Kevin Porter Jr. (left hip contusion) and Matthew Dellavedova (right calf soreness) are both on track to play on Thursday against the Heat.

    Beilein went on to say that they will both be available unless they endure a setback during warmups. Porter Jr. has had flashes so far this season but is best left on the wire in standard leagues. Dellavedova is only averaging 14.9 minutes per game and is not fantasy relevant at this time.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Porter Jr. (left hip contusion) is questionable ahead of Thursday's game.

    Porter hurt his hip after a fall in Tuesday's game but was able to return. So far the rookie is floating just inside the top-300 on 18.7 mpg but he should improve upon that as the year goes on. Keep an eye on a big jump from Porter after the trade deadline, though we're obviously a long way from that.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Porter Jr. (hip) returned after a first-half fall and looked good in the second half of Tuesday's close loss to the Sixers.

    Porter ended up playing 16 minutes and putting up four points, two boards and one assist. He's hovering around 19 minutes per game right now, but he's shown the flashes the Cavs expected out of him from time to time. He's definitely a player to watch in the second half of the season as Cleveland should increase the minutes for their young players.

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Porter Jr. returned to the bench on Tuesday and was seen wearing a wrap around his side.

    Porter Jr.'s return to the bench was an encouraging sign for his availability for the rest of the ball-game. It is worth noting that he headed back to the locker room after his initial return to the bench.

    Source: Kelsey Russo

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Porter Jr. was seen limping as he headed to the locker room during Tuesday's game against the Sixers.

    Porter Jr. has had some nice moments for the Cavs so far this season but only has value in very deep leagues. Continue to monitor the situation as more news comes out.

    Source: Kelsey Russo on Twitter

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Darius Garland and Kevin Porter Jr. played well for the Cavs on Friday, combining for 28 points in a win vs. the Wizards.

    Garland bounced back from an up-and-down set of games with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting, two rebounds, six assists, two steals and one triple. KPJ came off the bench for 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting with three rebounds and one steal. Garland is fluctuating in and out of standard-league relevance but remains a hold for his upside, while Porter is an up and coming deep-league asset.

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Porter Jr. has been suspended one game for making contact with an official during Sunday's game against the Mavs.

    Porter will miss Tuesday's matchup with the Celtics due to the suspension. He has obvious potential and the Cavs don't boast much depth.
    However, Porter has only averaged 18 minutes so far during his rookie campaign.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Porter Jr. played 17 minutes in his NBA debut on Wednesday, but sent 0-for-6 from the field.

    The shooting stunk but it's worth noting that Porter was part of a tight nine-man rotation, and the Cavs aren't exactly brimming with wing depth. It's an encouraging start even if the numbers weren't there, so deep-leaguers should try and give him another couple of chances before cutting bait.