The Cavaliers are finalizing a deal Thursday to send Porter (personal) to the Rockets for a future second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The 2019 first-round pick had yet for the Cavaliers this season due to a personal matter, but he rejoined the team last week. Shortly thereafter, Porter was involved in a conflict with team personnel, prompting the Cavaliers to put him on the trade block. Houston will take a chance on his talent for the small price of a future second-round pick, hoping the 20-year-old can become a part of their rebuilding effort. As a rookie with the Cavaliers last season, Porter averaged 10.0 points (on 44.2 percent shooting field), 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.1 triples and 0.9 steals across 23.2 minutes per contest.
The Cavs are expected to trade or release Porter following an incident in the locker room Friday, Jason Lloyd and Joe Vardon of The Athletic report.
The second-year guard has not played this season due to a personal issue, but he rejoined the team late last week and was on the bench in street clothes for Friday's game against the Knicks. At some point Friday night, Porter reportedly grew angry that the Cavs had given his old locker to recent addition Taurean Prince, and it led to an altercation between Porter and GM Koby Altman. This looks to be the final straw for Cleveland, which has attempted to help Porter with his off-court issues but is now actively looking to move on from the 20-year-old, who averaged 10.0 points and 3.2 rebounds in 23.2 minutes as a rookie. Talent-wise, Porter has plenty of upside, but the Cavs will likely have difficulty getting value in return given his temperament and non-basketball concerns.
Porter (personal) was on the bench in street clothes Friday during the Cavaliers' 106-103 win over the Knicks, Sam Amico of FortyEightMinutes.com reports.
Porter had been away from the Cavaliers since mid-December for personal reasons related to his Nov. 15 arrest, but the second-year wing now looks like he's ready to prepare for his season debut. According to Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Porter joined the Cavaliers for practice Thursday, with a team source indicating that the 20-year-old is being "worked back into the mix." Given how long he had been away from the team, Porter will likely need multiple practices to get his body conditioned for game action, but his presence with the Cavaliers could leave the door open for him to make his season debut next week. The No. 30 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Porter turned in a solid rookie campaign, averaging 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.1 triples and 0.9 steals in 23.2 minutes per game over 50 appearances.
Porter (personal) is out for the remainder of the Cavaliers' road trip, and the team won't bring him back "until they believe he is emotionally ready to return and has done enough away-from-the-court self-care," Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Both the organization and Porter have been quiet about his absence, but there's reason to believe it has to do in some part with his arrest in mid-November and related personal challenges. According to Fedor: "Until [the team] feels comfortable and see what they need out of Porter, he will not play. It's as simple -- and complicated -- as that."
Porter (personal) will remain out for Wednesday's game against the Magic.
Porter remains away from the team and will miss another game to begin the season. He did not play during the preseason, either, and has not been with the Cavs since early in December.
Porter (personal) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Magic.
Porter will miss yet another game while tending to a personal matter. It's not yet clear when he could return to the team.
Porter (personal) remains out for Saturday's game against Atlanta.
Porter is still away from the team while dealing with a personal matter, and it's completely unclear when he might make his return. For now, the Cavs are handling Porter Jr.'s status on a game-to-game basis.
Porter (personal) is out Thursday against the Pacers.
It's unclear when he'll be joining the team. His next chance to play will be Saturday against the Hawks.
Porter (personal) will remain out for Tuesday's game against New York.
It'll be another missed game for Porter to begin the season, and it remains very much unclear when he'll return to the team. The Cavs head out on a six-game road trip that begins Thursday in Indianapolis, so it's quite possible Porter could miss several more games, as practice time will likely be fairly limited over the next two weeks.
Porter (personal) is out for Sunday's game against the 76ers.
Porter will miss both games of a back-to-back for Cleveland as he continues to deal with a personal issue. Cedi Osman will continue to see an expanded role due to the 20-year-old's absence.
Porter (personal) will not play Saturday against Detroit.
Porter is still away from the team while tending to a personal issue, and it's unclear when he'll be available. With the Cavs entering the first night of a back-to-back, it's likely that Porter will miss at least the first three games of the season.
The Cavaliers exercised Porter's (personal) $1.78 million team option for 2021-22 on Wednesday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
In addition to Porter, the Cavaliers exercised the third-year options for Darius Garland and Dylan Windler, while Collin Sexton's fourth-year option was also picked up. Porter won't be available Wednesday's season opener versus the Hornets, and his timeline to rejoin the Cavaliers remains unclear while he continues to deal with a personal matter.
Porter (personal) has been ruled out for Wednesday's season opener against Charlotte.
The 20-year-old has been away from the team for the past couple weeks and is unavailable for the first game of the season. It's unclear when Porter is expected to retake the court.
Porter (personal) won't play in Friday's preseason game against the Knicks, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Charges against Porter were recently dropped in connection with a a car crash on an interstate south of Cleveland, but he will remain out for the preseason finale. The 20-year-old will hope to suit open Wednesday for the team's regular season debut against Charlotte.
The charges stemming from Porter's car accident in November have been dropped, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. However, Bobby Marks of ESPN notes that the league can still punish Porter with a suspension or fine.
Porter, who flipped his SUV along an interstate south of Cleveland, admitted fault for his failure to control the vehicle, and a grand jury declined to indict him on the felony gun charge plus misdemeanors of marijuana possession and driving without a license. Porter has been away from the team lately for personal reasons, which likely had to do with the aforementioned case. It's not immediately clear if he'll be available for Friday's preseason finale against the Knicks, but there's a good chance he'll suit up for the regular-season opener Dec. 23 against the Hornets.
Porter (personal) isn't with the team for the two preseason games this week in New York, Kelsey Russo of The Athletic reports.
The 20-year-old was previously ruled out for Wednesday's contest, but it appears he'll also be unavailable for Friday's preseason finale since he didn't travel with the team. It's unclear when Porter is expected to be back on the court.
Porter (personal) is out Wednesday against the Knicks, Eric Woodyard of ESPN.com reports.
A personal issue has prevented Porter from making his preseason debut and will again keep him off the court Wednesday.
Porter (undisclosed) is listed as out for Monday's preseason game against the Pacers.
After missing Saturday's opener due to a personal matter, Porter is set to miss a second straight contest. The second-year guard's next chance to play will come Wednesday against the Knicks.
Porter (undisclosed) is out for Saturday's preseason opener against the Pacers.
Porter went through his first day of training camp on Thursday, and the Cavaliers want more ramp-up time before he plays in games.
Porter (undisclosed) went through his first day of training camp Thursday, Spencer Davies of BasketballInsiders.com reports.
Porter had been missing from the initial days of camp, with the presumption being that he had to go through COVID-19 protocols. He was a partial participant Thursday and the team expects him to do more Friday. Porter should be considered questionable for Saturday's preseason opener against the Pacers.
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