Days after he was reportedly hysterical about moving his locker, Kevin Porter Jr. will see his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers end. Cleveland trades Porter to the Houston Rockets in exchange for a future second-round defensive choice, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Porter, who was selected for the first round of the 2019 draft, said he had an outburst on Friday after discovering that his old closet had been reassigned to the Taurean Prince. Porter’s new cabinet was located in an area designed for younger players and players at the end of the bench, according to Jason Lloyd, Joe Wardon, Kelsey Rousseau and Shams Charania from The athlete.
Porter reportedly threw food in the locker when he was upset, which required Cavaliers general manager Kobe Altman to intervene. The team was trying to trade with Porter from the incident and was determined to release him if a deal could not be reached.
The trade comes two months after Porter was involved in a car accident in which he was arrested and charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, inability to control the vehicle and possession of marijuana.
Porter has not played this season due to personal problems. He averaged 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 50 games as a rookie last season.