Porter (hip) is expected to participate in a team camp on Aug. 4, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports. Porter was held out of summer league due to a minor hip flexor injury as the Cavaliers opted to be cautious with the rookie. In terms of pure talent, Porter ranked among the top guards in the draft, but his freshman season at USC was marred by off-court issues and a suspension. Porter will likely be given a strong opportunity to develop for the rebuilding Cavs, and attending this early-August camp is one of the first steps.
Coach John Beilein said last week that he doesn't expect Porter to play in any of the Cavaliers' summer-league contests while he contends with a hip flexor injury, Chris Fedor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "No, I don't expect [Porter to play]," Beilein said. Porter apparently picked up the injury in a pre-draft workout, so the Cavaliers will play it safe with the rookie, who was selected with the final pick of the first round June 20. The USC product still made the trip with the Cavaliers to both Salt Lake City and Las Vegas for summer league, allowing him to gain some familiarity with the organization ahead of training camp. Porter isn't expected to face any restrictions by the time camp begins.
Porter will play for the Cavaliers during summer league, Sam Amico of AmicoHoops.net reports. An up-and-down freshman season resulted in Porter slipping in the draft relative to what many believe to be his potential. He'll look to show off his talents in Vegas.
Porter was selected by the Cavaliers with the 30th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The pick initially belonged to Milwaukee before it was dealt to Detroit as part of the Tony Snell trade on Wednesday. Cleveland will reportedly send the Pistons cash and four future second-rounders as compensation. In terms of pure talent, Porter ranks among the top guards in the draft, but he had an up-and-down freshman season at USC that was marred by off-court issues and a suspension. Porter will likely be given a fair chance to develop for the rebuilding Cavs, who also added Darius Garland and Dylan Windler in Round 1.
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