Ranking the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 3 two-way players

Isaiah Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports)
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Third: Craig Porter Jr.

First off we have Craig Porter Jr., the 6-foot-2 guard out of Wichita State. He averaged 13.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 4.9 assists last year in his third year at Wichita State. He also played two seasons prior to Wichita State at Vincennes University in Indiana.

He went undrafted in the 2023 NBA Draft, and practically as soon as the draft was finished, the Cavaliers offered Porter a two-way contract. He’s a nice scorer that can put the ball on the floor and make plays, he’s an impactful defender, and a good playmaker. All of those attributes led to his two-way deal from the Cavs.

Porter is an older prospect at already 23 years old, but in this situation, he should have more time to develop his skills. If he can demonstrate continued progression, it wouldn’t necessarily be shocking if Cleveland offered him a standard contract, depending on how he plays in the G League and in the NBA, as well.

If he can get his three-point shot to be really deadly, then Cleveland could ultimately try and give him a standard contract sooner or later. He was a career 35.8 percent three-point shooter in college, but his 69.0 percent free throw percentage as a guard wasn’t promising.

Crazier things can happen, though.