The Houston Rockets have agreed to a deal to acquire Kevin Porter Jr. from the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to Shams Charania.
The Cavaliers are sending the Rockets a future protected second-round pick, notes Adrian Wojnarowski.
It was recently reported that Porter, who hasn’t played this season due to personal reasons, had an outburst in the Cavaliers’ locker room on Jan. 15 after the team gave his locker to newly-acquired Taurean Prince.
The outburst included Porter yelling, throwing some food and even being “combative” with general manager Koby Altman.
“We all want to see Kevin be successful and I still feel that way, so whatever it is that happens in the future for him, I hope nothing but the best for him,” said head coach J.B. Bickerstaff. “It’s part of our responsibility as coaches to give everyone our all and try to make the best of every situation and I can say that we did that.”
Porter, 20, only played 50 games for the Cavaliers last season and averaged 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.
A Cavaliers’ team source hopes that Porter can turn things around in his life off the court.
“I’m worried about him outside of basketball at this point.”
He will now have the opportunity to get things in order and start fresh with the Rockets.