July 9, 2019, 12:11 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Jeff Siegel of Forbes is hearing that Kevin Porter Jr. will only receive 80 percent of his Rookie Scale deal in the first year of his contract before it rises to 120 percent for years 2-4.
This is rare to see, but Porter will end up making a little extra money in the end by helping the Cavs tax burden this season. Unfortunately for Porter, he isn't expected to play in the Summer League and we will have to wait to see get our first look of him as a professional.
Source: Jeff Siegel on Twitter
July 7, 2019, 9:35 pmNaz Mitrou-LongSG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Nazareth Mitrou-Long led the Cavs with 21 points on 6-of-8 shooting in Sunday's 82-75 win over the Bulls.
He shot 3-of-3 from beyond the arc and 6-of-7 from the stripe. Mitrou-Long has played in 15 games for the Jazz over the past two seasons and averaged 1.3 points in 5.7 minutes per game. He will have the opportunity to make a name for himself during this Summer League with Darius Garland and Kevin Porter Jr. sitting out.
July 4, 2019, 12:28 pmKevin Porter Jr.PG-SG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. is still feeling the effects of a minor hip flexor injury he sustained in a pre-draft workout and is not expected to play at Summer League.
The Cavs traded four second-round picks to add Porter with the 30th pick in the draft. Unfortunately, they'll have neither Porter nor top pick Darius Garland available in Vegas. Prospective fantasy owners will need to wait until closer to fall to get a look at Porter's game.
June 26, 2019, 10:02 pmKevin Porter Jr.PG-SG, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cleveland Cavaliers have announced that they have officially acquired the draft rights to Kevin Porter Jr.
This trade was confirmed on draft night but it has now officially gone through. Porter Jr. figures to see opportunities off the bench as a score first guard for a Cleveland team in desperate need of bench production in his first season. He'll get his first look with his new team in Summer League.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 10:54 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs have selected Kevin Porter Jr. with the 30th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
The Cavs get some much-needed scoring punch with Porter Jr. after trading four second-round picks to secure him. He has a well-rounded package that features solid ball handling skills as well the ability to create his own shot off the dribble. His size and athleticism allow Porter Jr. to create mismatches against smaller defenders. While he's physically gifted, KPJ does have a few flaws that he needs to address. He's a liability on defense and needs to switch on his man more intelligently. The Cavs are a good landing spot for him as they can afford to be patient and let him work on outgrowing his bad habits.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
May 16, 2019, 3:55 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG/SF, College
Kevin Porter Jr. reportedly met with the Knicks on Wednesday ahead of the upcoming June Draft.
Kevin Porter Jr. decided to enter the draft after only playing his freshman year at USC. He is a talented guard/forward who, when motivated, can excel on the basketball court. He started his freshman season very strong but faded as the year moved along. He is originally from Seattle and came from the same area as current Knick Allonzo Trier. He is projected as a late first-round pick or early second-round. If he does end up going to the Knicks, expect the youngster to take some time before he becomes fantasy relevant as he is still very young.
Source: Mike Vorkunov on Twitter