This coming season, it doesn’t appear that likely Craig Porter Jr. is going to receive a bunch of minutes with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Porter was an undrafted signing by the Cavaliers following the 2023 NBA Draft, and he’s one of their three players slated to be on two-way deals leading into next season, with Isaiah Mobley and Emoni Bates being the others.
Mobley and Bates would seem to have a higher likelihood of getting meaningful minutes in the upcoming campaign with the Cavaliers, and one or both could be candidates to eventually have standard contracts with Cleveland. One will have to see on that front for those players, of course.
As it pertains to Porter, though, his two-way abilities were on display at Wichita State, and despite being a junior college product prior to playing with the Shockers, Porter could prove to be a quality prospect for the Cavs to have. His all-around play was impressive for the Cavaliers in their run to a Summer League title in Las Vegas in July, too.
He had 12.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks per outing with the Cavaliers’ Summer League squad in Vegas, and shot 47.6 percent from the field. The deep ball wasn’t falling for him, but he was affecting winning in a multitude of ways otherwise.
Granted, it’s probably unrealistic to expect much from Porter with the Cavs in 2023-24, and he could be getting more meaningful run with the Cleveland Charge in the G League, but he’s a player who could contribute in due time.
First we’ll first touch on his offense.