Cavs: Predicting 3 starting backcourts that we could see next season

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Kevin Porter Jr., Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers wing Kevin Porter Jr. (left) and Cleveland guard Collin Sexton celebrate in-game. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Cleveland Cavaliers’ potential starting backcourt #3: Collin Sexton and Kevin Porter Jr.

A backcourt of Sexton and Kevin Porter Jr. would be another fun one to watch and the pairing could do big things together for the Wine and Gold.

Looking at Porter Jr., he was the last player selected by the Cavaliers in the 2019 NBA Draft (via trade) but, looks to be the best prospect of the three, though we have yet to see Dylan Windler play. Windler has not appeared yet for Cleveland due to complications involving a stress reaction in his left leg.

In just 50 games played, Porter Jr., or KPJ for short, has shown off a nice handle and touch that it takes others much longer to show. Besides his touch and feel for the game, KPJ has shown to be a better shooter than anticipated off-the-catch, and he has the potential to be a great defender in this league, and can be seen as an underrated passer.

After returning from a left knee sprain he had sustained against the Minnesota Timberwolves in early January, KPJ’s minutes and play took a leap and his best stretches followed.

As emphasized before by KJG’s Robbie DiPaola and myself as well, Porter’s best stretch of his season thus far was in February. Looking at his early February stretch, he had a nice scoring run while his late February included more of an all-around game.

Looking at KPJ’s overall season and seeing the progress he has made, it isn’t a surprise as to why some look at him as the most intriguing player on the Cavaliers. Having him paired alongside Sexton would create an athletic duo that could thrive on offense and defense, seeing as if both of them make the necessary improvements in their games, and defensively, more so in the team sense.

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As it stands currently, it looks as if no one knows what the Cavaliers’ starting backcourt will look like for next season. Once the 2020 NBA Draft is over, we will have a better understanding of what the roster will look like but, until then, all we can do is speculate and wait.