Cleveland Cavaliers rookie guard Kevin Porter Jr. will miss at least the next two weeks after suffering a left knee sprain vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. The team announced Monday that Porter Jr. will be re-evaluated and his return to the lineup will be known after that period of injury rehabilitation.
He went down clutching his left knee in pain in the third quarter of Sunday’s game after taking a dribble handoff and stopped to change directions when the injury occurred. After several moments the floor, Porter Jr. was helped off the court while putting very little weight on the injured leg.
Kevin Porter Jr. suffered a left knee injury and will not return tonight.
— Joe Gabriele (@CavsJoeG) January 6, 2020
The 6-foot-4 product out of USC was taken 30th overall in the 2019 Draft by Milwaukee before being dealt to Detroit and Cleveland within a week of being drafted. Porter Jr. is averaging 8.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 21.9 minutes for the Cavaliers, who entered Sunday evening with a 10-25 record.