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NBA trade rumors: Cavaliers to send Kevin Porter Jr. to Rockets following outburst

The Cavaliers have discovered a taker for Kevin Porter Jr.

Cleveland is buying and selling the second-year wing participant to the Rockets, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reported late Thursday. It’s going to obtain a protected second-round draft choose in return. The Associated Press reported the deal was pending NBA approval.

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The Cavs determined to maneuver Porter after he threw a tantrum over the crew giving his locker to newly acquired veteran Taurean Prince and shifting him to a different a part of the locker room. The Athletic reported the Jan. 15 outburst included Porter throwing meals and being “combative” throughout an argument with basic supervisor Koby Altman.

Cleveland coach J.B. Bickerstaff on Monday spoke of Porter as a soon-to-be-former member of the group.

“All of us wish to see Kevin achieve success,” Bickerstaff mentioned, per The Athletic. “I nonetheless really feel that method. So no matter it’s that occurs sooner or later for him, I hope nothing however the very best for him. And it’s a part of our duty as coaches to provide everybody our all and attempt to make the very best of each scenario. I can say that we did that.”

Porter didn’t play for Cleveland this season due to unspecified private points. He was charged with weapon and drug offenses final November in Ohio following a automobile crash. Prosecutors later dropped the fees, ESPN reported

He performed in 50 video games (three begins) for the Cavs final season as a rookie, averaging 10.0 factors and three.2 rebounds. 

Houston will waive guard Chris Clemons to make room for Porter on the roster, Feigen reported.

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