Here, we’ll highlight two bold predictions for Kevin Porter Jr. for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2020-21.
I truly can’t wait to see what Kevin Porter Jr. does for the Cleveland Cavaliers in his second season. The impressive youngster showed big-time potential as an on-ball creator as a rookie in 2019-20, with 10.0 points per game while mostly a bench contributor.
It’s evident that with Porter’s handle, athleticism, ability to generate space almost at will at times, his finishing toolbox and with explosiveness, that he’s one of the most promising players on Cleveland’s roster.
The 20-year-old showed plenty of glimpses of why he could be a star in the future for the Wine and Gold, and even as a first-year perimeter player at 6-foot-4, he was a heck of a finisher.
With his ambidextrous finishing prowess, and considering how Porter is already adept when it comes to changing speeds in the pick-and-roll game, it’s clear to me that KPJ is Cleveland’s best driving threat heading into 2020-21.
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Him converting on 68.7 percent of his shots from the restricted area as a rookie perimeter player, per NBA.com’s shooting data, was pretty darn impressive in my book, and next season, he could very well take that to another level. He should have more burn alongside Kevin Love and Collin Sexton, for example, and that will only help KPJ as a threat off-the-bounce.
Coincided with that sort of thing, Porter could definitely have a considerable uptick in terms of scoring in 2020-21, and his role should expand by playing more than the 23.2 minutes per outing he averaged as a rookie.
So what are a few bold predictions for Porter for his second year in the league with the Cleveland Cavaliers, then?
We’ll hit on those now, with the first related to KPJ’s overall scoring output in year two.