Cavs break silence regarding Kevin Porter Jr.’s troubling arrest

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The Cleveland Cavaliers released a statement regarding the arrest of Kevin Porter Jr.

Porter Jr. was arrested Sunday morning on weapons charges.

“Mr. Porter was issued a summons for a petty offense and released,” said Porter Jr.’s attorney Alex Spiro. “We are gathering information and will have further comment at a later point.”

This isn’t the first time that Porter Jr.’s personal conduct has been an issue.

The talented wing fell to the end of the first round of last year’s draft due to questions about his off-court actions.

When Porter Jr. was at the University of Southern California, he missed a large portion of his freshman basketball season due to personal conduct issues.

After a promising rookie campaign, this is a huge concern for Porter Jr. and the Cavs.

The team will need to make sure that he gets his act together if it wants to move forward with him as a key piece on the roster.

Last season, Porter Jr. averaged 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.