Firearm, marijuana charges against Cavs’ Kevin Porter Jr. are dismissed

Cleveland Cavaliers wing Kevin Porter Jr. brings the ball up the floor. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers wing Kevin Porter Jr. brings the ball up the floor. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

The firearm and marijuana charges against Cleveland Cavaliers guard/wing Kevin Porter Jr. have reportedly been dismissed.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard/wing Kevin Porter Jr. has not been in preseason game action to this point, officially due to personal reasons.

The Cavaliers have reportedly been working with Porter, though, albeit he has been working through legal matters, and the club has kept things internal regarding Porter.

In terms of those, Porter was previously arrested last month in Mahoning County stemming originally from him being involved in a single-car rollover crash.

Fortunately, Porter was not injured nor impaired, but Porter, as h/t WKBN’s Staff, was cited for the crash and “was arrested on charges of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and possession of marijuana.”

That drug abuse charge was reportedly dismissed, though, whereas the gun charge was set to be bound to a grand jury, as h/t WKBN’s Staff. For further reported background from then, you can view those here.

In terms of the gun charge, and in seemingly confirming the marijuana-related charge being dismissed, anyhow, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported that Porter’s firearm and minor marijuana charges against him from that car accident “have been dismissed,” according to his lawyer Alex Spiro. ESPN’s Bobby Marks did note that Porter could still be suspended by the NBA or fined, nonetheless.’s Chris Fedor, before this news report from Windhorst, detailed how Porter is essentially being brought along slowly thus far heading into next season. Porter again has not and will not play in preseason action, per Fedor’s report.

As an aside, Fedor pointed out how that prior marijuana charge, of which was dismissed by “Judge Scott Hunter,” was dismissed due to there being “no valid statutory test at the state level.”

From there, as h/t Fedor, that said docket in that case also states that “prosecutors reserve the right to re-file a charge ‘whenever applicable under the constitution, statutes or criminal rules of the state of Ohio.”

Fedor stressed how based on Cavs head coach J.B. Bickerstaff’s comments/the team’s approach with Porter, when factoring in his legal matters/him not being in camp nearly as much as others, it’s seemingly uncertain if he’ll be in action on Opening Night versus the Charlotte Hornets. That’s slated to be on Dec. 23.

So we’ll have to see as far as when Porter is ultimately in action for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the upcoming 2020-21 campaign.

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The 20-year-old Porter, who had 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 0.9 steals per game in 2019-20 as a rookie, is one of Cleveland’s most promising young players.