Although he had a bright future with the Cavaliers, Kevin Porter Jr. couldn't tolerate the disrespect by the organization.
As we all expected, the second year player has exited Cleveland following a discussion with Cavs GM Koby Altman. Porter Jr was reportedly mad when he found out his locker was given to his new teammate Taurean Prince while he was away, which led to an outburst.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed that the Houston Rockets traded for Kevin Porter Jr., in exchange for a future protected second-round pick.
The Houston Rockets are acquiring Cleveland's Kevin Porter Jr., for a future protected second-round pick, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 22, 2021
Despite not being able to play this season, the 20 year-old has proved his worth in the league. Last year, Porter Jr averaged 10 points per game through 50 regular season contests.
Prior to the season started, Porter Jr was arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on felony charges. Improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor possession of marijuana along with failure to control were the reasons why.
New beginning for Porter Jr., who has shown the league that he's capable of great things when focused on the game.