Kevin Porter Jr. Expresses Sadness via Social Media Due to NBA Hiatus

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Like virtually every NBA player and fan, Cleveland Cavaliers rookie guard Kevin Porter Jr. offered a hint of the sadness he’s currently feeling with play currently suspended due to the coronavirus.

The social media post by Porter Jr. represents an image he’d like to see happen again in the near future. At present, there’s no indication if or when play will resume after the NBA shut down play following the games on March 11.

Porter Jr. would no doubt like to return before he turns 20 on May 4, but that decision is out of his hands and dependent upon the containment of the virus.

While Porter Jr. had the usual struggles that come with being a rookie in the NBA, he had been showing signs of the talent that first got the attention of the Cavaliers.

Averaging 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists this season, Porter Jr. had offered improved play since late January.

That included a seven-game stretch in which he scored in double figures and a career-high 30-point effort in a comeback win against Miami on Feb. 24.

The possibility of the NBA season being over is something that all players will have to consider in the week ahead. Yet, Porter Jr.’s desire to get on the court again is an indication that he’s ready to continue putting in the effort to develop his overall game.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.