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Eastern Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
36-19 7-3 L2
37-21 5-5 W2
32-25 5-5 W2
26-30 5-5 L2
8-48 2-8 L5

2023 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 14.1 6.2 50.6 2.4 2.7

Top Craig Porter Jr. News

  • Cavaliers' Craig Porter: Secures four-year deal

    Porter agreed to a standard four-year contract with the Cavaliers on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Porter was previously on a two-way contract with the Cavaliers, but he has stepped up many times this season while key players were injured. The rookie has made 32 appearances in total for Cleveland, posting averages of 6.5 points, 2.8 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 14.7 minutes per game while shooting 50.9 percent from the field.

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  • Cavaliers' Craig Porter: Notches 12 points

    Porter posted 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and five assists over 22 minutes during Monday's 126-99 win over the Magic.

    Caris LeVert (wrist) missed his second game in a row Monday, and Porter was able to make the most of his opportunity. Porter has seen at least 20 minutes in three straight games for Cleveland, posting averages of 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists.

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  • Cavaliers' Craig Porter: Scores 14 points off bench

    Porter had 14 points (6-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal across 15 minutes during Friday's 119-111 loss to Milwaukee.

    The Cavaliers needed an offensive punch off the bench and Porter provided just that, as he needed just 15 minutes to score 14 points while showing an efficient touch from the field. However, he's not expected to reach these numbers on a regular basis going forward, as his role as a bench alternative is unlikely to change any time soon. Porter had started four straight contests prior to Donovan Mitchell returning to action Friday.

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  • Cavaliers' Craig Porter: Back to bench

    Porter won't start Friday's game against the Bucks.

    Porter drew four straight starts with Donovan Mitchell (illness) and Darius Garland (jaw) sidelined, but he'll head back to the bench to make room for Mitchell's return. Porter has been a surprise contributor for Cleveland this season and should still garner a rotational role off the bench until Garland is cleared to suit up again.

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  • Cavaliers' Craig Porter: Posts well-rounded stat line in win

    Porter finished with nine points (4-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 12 rebounds, seven assists, one block and three steals in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 113-110 victory over Dallas.

    Porter shot a mediocre 4-for-11 from the field, but he excelled elsewhere to help guide Cleveland to victory. The undrafted rookie recorded season highs with 12 boards and three steals while racking up seven dimes over 30 minutes. Porter has started four straight games in the absence of Donovan Mitchell (illness), averaging 10.3 points, 8.0 assists, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks over that span. He'll likely revert to a less prominent role when Mitchell returns, but Porter has at least made a case for a meaningful spot in the rotation moving forward.

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  • Cavaliers' Craig Porter: Stellar play continues

    Porter closed Saturday's 109-95 victory over Chicago with 19 points (8-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-5 FT), seven rebounds, eight assists, one block and one steal across 39 minutes. He also had three turnovers.

    Porter's triple-threat skills, two-way play and overall poise have been eye-catching. Averaging 16.1 points, 7.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks per-36 minutes, Porter could become the only undrafted rookie in NBA history to hit those thresholds in his debut campaign, and he's currently doing so by a wide margin as well. He's earned a key rotation role for Cleveland.

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  • Cavaliers' Craig Porter: Tallies 11 assists in defeat

    Porter chipped in seven points (3-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt), three rebounds, 11 assists and one steal over 29 minutes during Thursday's 123-104 loss to the Pelicans.

    The 23-year-old drew his second consecutive start Thursday with Donovan Mitchell (illness) sidelined once again, and Porter dished out double-digit assists for the first time this season. Over his last two starts, Porter has averaged 6.5 points, 8.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 27.0 minutes per game. While his role should decline once Mitchell is back in action, the Cavaliers are playing without Darius Garland (jaw) for multiple weeks, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Porter see fairly regular playing time off the bench.

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  • Cavaliers' Craig Porter: Delivers in spot start

    Porter accumulated six points (2-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, six assists and three blocks in 25 minutes during Wednesday's 124-116 victory over the Jazz.

    With Donovan Mitchell (illness) in street clothes, Porter got the start and contributed strong secondary numbers while leaving it to players like Caris LeVert and Sam Merrill to replace Mitchell's offense. Porter hasn't scored in double digits in six straight games while spotting in and out of the lineup and seeing more than 15 minutes only twice, but the rookie guard has shown he can be productive when he gets a chance, making him an intriguing DFS option on nights when there's a bigger role available for him.

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  • Cavaliers' Craig Porter: Set to start Wednesday

    Porter is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Jazz, Spencer Davies of reports.

    Porter will replace Donovan Mitchell (illness) in the starting five Wednesday. Porter tallied 16 points, five assists, two rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 35 minutes during his only other starting appearances this season.

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  • Cavaliers' Craig Porter: Only nine minutes Monday

    Porter posted three points (1-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt), three assists and one steal in nine minutes during Monday's 135-130 overtime win over Houston.

    Porter played just nine minutes in the win, a far cry from what he was doing the last time the Cavaliers were playing injured. Since an injury to Darius Garland (jaw), Porter has played a total of just 23 minutes across two games. He might be worth holding for one more game if you are in a position to take some risk. For those needing immediate production, he can be released back into the wild.

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  • Cavaliers' Craig Porter: Back to bench

    Porter will come off the bench for Saturday's game against the Lakers.

    No surprise here, as Donovan Mitchell (hamstring) is back in the lineup after a four-game absence. Porter has played very well in recent games and likely earned himself a rotation spot.

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  • Cavaliers' Craig Porter: Earns spot in rotation

    Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Friday that Porter has earned the opportunity to be a permanent part of the rotation even when the Cavaliers are back to full strength, Evan Dammarell of reports.

    With Cleveland battling numerous injuries, the undrafted rookie out of Wichita State has scored in double figures in four straight games, averaging 15.3 points, 5.8 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 25.8 minutes during that stretch. However, Donovan Mitchell (hamstring) and Isaac Okoro (knee) were back at practice Friday and are trending toward a return to game action, which would theoretically push Porter out of the rotation. Bickerstaff's comments suggest that won't be the case, but it's hard to imagine Porter garnering a fantasy-relevant role when Mitchell, Okoro, Darius Garland, Caris LeVert and Max Strus are all available.

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  • Cavaliers' Craig Porter: Will make first career start

    Porter will start Wednesday's game against the Heat, Cayleigh Griffin of Bally Sports Cleveland reports.

    With Donovan Mitchell (hamstring), Isaac Okoro (knee) and Dean Wade (ankle) all out, Porter will slide into the starting lineup for the first time in his career. The rookie excelled in extended minutes Tuesday, posting 12 points (5-9 FG) and nine assists in 27 minutes during an overtime win over the 76ers.

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  • Cavaliers' Craig Porter: Nears double-double Tuesday

    Porter finished with 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-2 FT), nine assists, three rebounds and one block across 27 minutes in Tuesday's 122-119 overtime win over the 76ers.

    The two-way rookie has continued to impress while stepping into a pronounced role while Donovan Mitchell (hamstring) has missed the last three games and Caris LeVert (knee) has missed the last two games. In the last three contests, Porter has averaged 15.0 points, 6.0 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.7 blocks in 22.7 minutes, though his scoring production has been propped up by 60.7 percent shooting from the field. Porter will eventually see his role decrease when Mitchell and LeVert are back in action, but expect the young guard to see expanded playing time again Wednesday versus the Heat while Mitchell and another key rotation piece in Isaac Okoro (knee) are both out. LeVert, meanwhile, is listed as questionable, and his potential absence for another game would likely translate to even more minutes and usage for Porter.

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  • Cavaliers' Craig Porter: Erupts for 21 points

    Porter amassed 21 points (7-10 FG, 7-7 FT), four rebounds, four assists, one block and two steals across 25 minutes during Sunday's 121-109 win over Denver.

    Porter is on a two-way contract with the Cavaliers, but when his name was called in the absence of Donovan Mitchell (hamstring) and Caris LeVert (knee), he delivered in a big way and gave the coaching staff something to think about. He was also impressive in his previous outing Friday against the Pistons, scoring 12 points with five assists, three rebounds and one steal. If the Cavaliers remain shorthanded moving forward, Porter could be an intriguing fantasy option.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Terre Haute, IN
Age: 23
School: Wichita St.
Experience: R