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Cavaliers Trade or Cut Kevin Porter Jr. Following Locker Room Outburst

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are ready to move on from guard Kevin Porter Jr. following his recent outburst in the locker room, and are set to either trade or release him, according to the Athletic’s Jason Lloyd and Joe Vardon.

Porter, 20, had not played this season due to personal issues.

Porter reportedly became angry when he entered the team locker room and saw that the team gave his old locker to the newly acquired Taurean Prince, who came over as part of the James Harden blockbuster trade last week.

Cavs general manager Koby Altman came into the locker room and confronted Porter, who remained combative. This all led to the team shopping Porter over the weekend.

Porter’s outburst surprised Cavs head coach J.B. Bickerstaff.

Porter averaged 10 points and 3.2 rebounds as a rookie last season, and seemed to be on his way to a solid career with the Cavs.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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