Cavaliers likely moving on from Kevin Porter Jr. after tantrum

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 28: Kevin Porter Jr. #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 28: Kevin Porter Jr. #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) /

Kevin Porter Jr. has likely played his final game with the Cavaliers.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have quite the promising future, as the “Sexland” backcourt of Collin Sexton and Darius Garland is now supplemented by tremendous frontcourt depth, as Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince, Issac Okoro, and Andre Drummond all look like pieces the Cavs can build around. One player who is not going to be along for their future success is Kevin Porter Jr., a promising point guard out of USC who has seen his behavior damage his reputation in the league, with his latest meltdown serving as a potential tipping point.

The Athletic is reporting that Porter, who hasn’t played this season, went on a complete meltdown after Prince was handed his old locker, thus moving Porter down to the end of the locker room and next to players that often reside at the long end of the bench. Porter went as far as to throw food around.

Kevin Porter Jr.’s behavior might run him out of the NBA

Porter, who averaged 10.0 points per game on 44 percent shooting as a rookie last season, hasn’t played a minute for J.B. Bickerstaff this year, as his behavior has gone off the rails. After terrifying fans with a suicidal-sounding Instagram post in October that prompted an outpouring of love for him, Porter was soon arrested on weapons charges. While he wasn’t charged, he was accused of punching a woman during an altercation.

Porter’s behavior was cited as one of the main reasons that a potential Top 10 pick almost fell out of the first round completely. Now that Porter has likely worn out his welcome in Cleveland, the Cavs have to be regretting that decision.

Basketball has to be completely secondary to Porter right now, as whichever team employs him needs to surround him with the support he needs to get his behavior back on the right track.

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