Cavs: Kevin Porter Jr. arrested on Sunday in Mahoning County

Cleveland Cavaliers guard/wing Kevin Porter Jr. was arrested on Sunday morning.

According to the Mahoning County Sheriff’s office, Cleveland Cavaliers guard/wing Kevin Porter Jr. was arrested on Sunday morning.

Porter, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol, and as h/t WKBN’s Ed and Peggy Gallek, “was arrested early Sunday on a weapons charge and a drug charge, after a loaded gun and a small amount of suspected marijuana were allegedly found inside his vehicle.”

As both Gallek’s then noted from the Patrol, “troopers responded to a single vehicle crash near I-76 and State Route 534 in Mahoning County around 2:05 a.m. on Sunday.” The Gallek’s would then state how Porter wasn’t injured, nor impaired, per officials, and that he was taken to the Mahoning County jail and then released.

On Sunday, the Cleveland Cavaliers released the following statement in response.

“We are aware of the situation involving Kevin Porter Jr. and are in the process of gathering information. We have spoken with Kevin and will continue to address this privately with him as the related process evolves.”

This next bit of information was h/t Avery Williams of 19 News, per the release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, for clarification. Porter’s vehicle was involved in a rollover crash, for reference.

“The release said it was determined Porter drove fatigued. Impairment was not suspected.

Suspected marijuana and a loaded .45 caliber handgun were located in the vehicle amid the investigation, according to the release.

Ohio State Highway Patrol arrested Porter on felony charges of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor possession of marijuana along with failure to control.”

Williams would then state how “Porter’s bond was set at $4,000,” and as the aforementioned Gallek’s touched on, he’s been released.

Kevin Porter Jr., much like Collin Sexton, is a promising young player for the Cavaliers, and Porter 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 0.9 steals per outing in 2019-20 for the Wine and Gold.

It’s evident that Porter has so much potential for Cleveland, and his role should continue to expand from here, based on him showing plenty of flashes of possible stardom for him to come down the road. Him having an assist rate of 14.7 percent in his first year, and also a 17.1 percent assist rate in his final 12 games active plays into that, too.

The next NBA season is reportedly set to begin on Dec. 22, and the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft is set to commence virtually on Nov. 18, this coming Wednesday for the Cleveland Cavaliers and other teams.

The aforementioned Porter will be entering his second season with Cleveland/in the NBA.