3. He’s Even-Keeled
The other big area that those who are watching Porter play now and others that had watched him play in college have all noted his level-headed demeanor. He never seems to get rattled or at least seems very even-keeled.
You never want to have your emotions get the best of you and affect your play and while most athletes try to stay away from getting too emotional or wrapped up in a moment, many players can’t stay out of their own way.
Porter has had some big moments and delivered a few in these games to help his team win but whether it was a good play or not, you can tell that Porter doesn’t let the past play stay with him too long. He’s onto the next stop or taking a shot. The kid has confidence and you need to in this league.
Having an uncommon path to the NBA to this point has probably allowed Porter to get more focused on the things he would need to do to make a mark and stick in the league. So far, he’s passing all the tests and the Cavs have found a very nice addition to their guard room moving forward. Porter may not be worth $128 million like former Wichita State player Fred Vanvleet is today but he’s certainly made the Cavs and their fans take notice quickly in this last week.
The former Shocker is on a two-way contract at the moment to play between the Cavs and their G-league time but I have a feeling that Porter could be signing a bigger deal with the Wine and Gold sooner than later.