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Clippers Officially Sign Kevin Porter Jr.

Clippers Officially Sign Kevin Porter Jr.

The Los Angeles Clippers have formally signed guard Kevin Porter Jr., the workforce introduced in a press launch.Kevin Porter Jr, Houston Rockets, NBA, Clippers

The deal is for 2 years, in keeping with Shams Charania of The Athletic, although it’s unclear how a lot Porter is being paid.

Porter spent this previous season enjoying in Greece after being waived by the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was traded to the Thunder from the Houston Rockets following some severe bodily abuse allegations.

“After six weeks of strong play in Greece in April and May, Porter had multiple NBA suitors and chose the Clippers,” Charania wrote.

Porter, 24, has been out of the league since his arrest in September following an altercation together with his ex-girlfriend, NBA participant Kysre Gondrezick. He was initially charged with felony counts of strangulation and assault, although he reached a plea deal in January.

Porter ended up pleading responsible to reckless assault within the third diploma, a misdemeanor, in addition to harassment within the second diploma.

In the wake of all this, the Rockets traded Porter to the Thunder, who instantly waived him. 

Nor was that Porter’s first run-in with the regulation since coming into the NBA.

Originally drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the No. 30 total decide in 2019, he was instantly traded to the Detroit Pistons, who traded him to the Cavs. His troubles in Cleveland began quickly thereafter.

Porter was additionally arrested following a visitors incident whereas a member of the Cavs again in 2020. The Cavs traded him to the Rockets after he allegedly yelled at GM/president of basketball operations Koby Altman throughout a locker room incident. Porter was mentioned to have thrown meals at Altman through the ordeal.

Porter is 6-foot-4 and appeared in 59 video games in 2022-23 with Houston, averaging 19.2 factors, 5.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds.

He signed a contract extension with the Rockets in October 2022, leaving the Thunder on the hook for $16.9 million of that deal.

PAOK signed Porter in April. He averaged 20.8 factors, 8.3 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.8 blocks in 4 appearances with the membership.

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