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.
February 5, 2020, 10:31 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton led the Cavs in scoring on Wednesday, netting 23 points on 9-of-18 shooting, while adding three rebounds and two assists.
Sexton has always been able to score the ball, and if he can consistently add other components to his game, he'll rise up the rankings quickly. Kevin Porter Jr. also chipped in 13 points in 31 minutes off the bench, while tacking on four rebounds and three assists. Both are promising young talents for those in dynasty leagues.
February 3, 2020, 10:35 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton stayed hot despite a 134-139 overtime loss to the Knicks on Monday as he posted 29 points (11-of-22 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes.
Sexton has been on fire lately. And while his percentage will have to come down at some point, he appears to be turning the corner. He's put up second-round value over the last two weeks, and his days outside the top-150 certainly seem to been at an end. Kevin Porter continued his scoring success with 12 points (4-of-8 FGs, 2-of-6 FTs) in 24 minutes, but he still isn't a must-add in 12-team leagues.
February 1, 2020, 10:53 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. was fantastic off the Cavs' bench yet again on Saturday, putting up 19 points (5-of-12 shooting), three rebounds, two assists and three triples in 24 minutes.
KPJ has officially splashed around the standard-league value zone in far too many games to be ignored. He's a player who could take over the Cavs' top-scoring option if/when the other Kevin (Love) gets dealt. Add him with confidence.
January 30, 2020, 9:54 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland went for 16 points and dished out eight assists in a team-high 35 minutes as the Cavs fell to the Raptors on Thursday.
Garland is passing well, averaging four assists per contest over the last two months. However, the efficiency is just so tough to stomach if he's not going to score in more volume to at least get to late-round value. To become a standard-league asset with this stat set he would need to get closer to 20 points per game and bump up the percentages. The same could be said about Kevin Porter Jr., who had 13 points and a whopping seven turnovers in this game.
January 28, 2020, 10:34 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. had his best game of the new year on Tuesday, exploding for 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting, adding five triples, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes of action.
KPJ outplayed Dante Exum in this one and is hands-down the better player. He's worth adding right now on the upside of being a post-ASB breakout candidate.
January 28, 2020, 6:06 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. (right ankle sprain) is expected to play against the Pelicans on Tuesday.
Porter missed multiple weeks with a knee injury and played 16 minutes in his return to the lineup on Monday. The ankle injury is new, but it seems like the Cavs will let him go again on the second night of a back-to-back set. There will be more minutes to go around with Darius Garland (rest) sitting this one out.
Source: Rick Noland on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 1:48 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. (right ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable to play against the Pelicans on Tuesday.
Porter Jr. returned to action on Monday after a multi-week absence, and the team may exercise caution on the back end of a back-to-back set. If Porter can go, he may slide into the starting SG, with Darius Garland (rest) out and Collin Sexton sliding over to PG. Keep an eye on this situation as we approach tip-off.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 27, 2020, 9:22 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland was cold again on Monday, scoring six points on 3-of-10 shooting to go with four assists.
Garland has not played well as of late and he continues to drag your percentages down. He's back to being a watch-list guy and if you own him, it would be best to keep him on the bench until he figures things out. Kevin Porter Jr. (16 minutes, nine points, one rebound, three steals and a block) came off the bench and had a decent night with his defensive output, but is still no where near standard league value.
January 27, 2020, 8:45 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. (right ankle) has returned to Monday's game against the Pistons.
Porter Jr. looks great, having just scored seven quick points in the third quarter. He's a player to watch as the Cavs may open some more minutes for him prior to the trade deadline.
January 27, 2020, 8:19 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. (right ankle) is probable to return on Monday vs. the Pistons.
That's great news that it doesn't appear to be Porter's recently injured knee that was the issue. Look for Porter to get back out there shortly.
Source: Brian Dulik on Twitter
January 27, 2020, 8:09 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. limped off the court and went to the locker room during the second quarter of Monday's game against the Pistons.
Porter returned from a 10-game absence tonight, and that's not a good start. We'll find out shortly if he left due to the same left knee that just kept him out for that stretch.
Source: Angel Gray on Twitter