The Cleveland Cavaliers were off to an underwhelming start to the 2023-24 NBA season.
However, the franchise has found its rhythm over the last few weeks.
While the big-name star players will get most of the credit for the team’s epic turnaround in the 2023-24 season, there are a few players who deserve some credit for it as well.
Among them is none other than the undrafted point guard Craig Porter Jr.
While no team picked Porter Jr. in the 2023 NBA Draft, the Cavaliers showed trust in him by offering a two-way contract to the rookie guard.
Well, the decision has seemingly paid off for the Cavaliers, as revealed via a graphic posted by Mack Perry on Twitter.
— Mack Perry (@DevaronPerry) December 10, 2023
According to the graphic, Porter Jr. has averaged 11.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 55.2% from the field when he has played more than 10 minutes in a game.
Considering Porter Jr. went undrafted, he could turn out to be one of the biggest steals of the year by the Cavaliers.
For the season, Porter Jr. is averaging 7.2 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game for the team.
But he’s shooting a respectable 54.8% from the field and 42.9% from the three-point line.
As of now, he is averaging 14.3 minutes per game, and if he continues playing at this level, he can certainly find a permanent spot in the team’s rotation.
The Cavaliers are currently the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 13-9 record.
If they can string together a winning streak to further improve their record, it will allow them to experiment with the roster.