The Cleveland Cavaliers found a trading partner for Kevin Porter Jr. after reporting an outbreak in the locker room last week.
According to the sports team’s Shams Charania, the Cavaliers agreed to send Porter to the Houston Rockets on Thursday night in exchange for a future second-round pick.
Porter suspected of outbreak in locker room
The 20-year-old Porter averaged 10 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 50 games last season. This was his first game in the league. However, due to personal reasons, the Seattle native has not yet participated in the competition this season.
He was involved in a car accident in November and was charged with “improperly operating a car gun, transporting a car with a gun into the car without the operator or any passengers leaving the vehicle.”
Porter allegedly got angry in the locker room last week after learning that the team had handed his old locker to the Taurus Prince. The Cavaliers sent James Harden to Brooklyn in a blockbuster trade, and the Cavaliers bought him. He allegedly started yelling and throwing food, and remained aggressive when General Manager Kobe Altman came in to confront him.
According to reports, JB Bickerstaff also came in from his office after hearing the commotion, “shocked and disgusted by the news he heard.”
Then, the team decided to find a deal for him or plan to release him.
Although Porter’s turbulence and off-court issues have plagued him over the past few months, a move to Houston may be a good change. Considering that the Rockets (reportedly planning to abandon Chris Clemmons to build a roster for him) are rebuilding after losing Harden and Russell Westbrook, he should have plenty of opportunities.
However, whether he will use them remains to be seen.
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