Former USC basketball player Kevin Porter Jr. is headed south and hopefully that will lead to his career track heading back north. Porter was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Houston Rockets. Porter was sent to Houston on Friday for a heavily protected second-round draft pick, believed to be top-55 protected (out of 60 picks) according to Cleveland.com meaning it will likely never come to fruition. The trade essentially equates to a salary dump after the Cavaliers ran out of patience with the former first-round pick they once viewed as a franchise cornerstone and potential superstar. And none of it had to do with his play on the court. Porter averaged 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists last season during a promising rookie year. He hit six 3-pointers in a 24-point effort dueling with James Harden down the stretch of a game in December. He poured in a career-high 30 points in a come-from-behind overtime win over Miami in February. Porter was coming on down the stretch of the season. He scored in double figures in 11 of the final 15 games of the season after having 10 such outputs in his first 35 games. It was confirmation… Read full this story
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