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Cavs guard Kevin Porter Jr. arrested on weapons charges

A 2019 first-round draft pick, Porter faces charges of improperly handling firearms in a vehicle, according to Mahoning County sheriff records.
Credit: AP Photo/Tony Dejak
Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Porter Jr. drives against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Cleveland.

MAHONING COUNTY, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers said they have spoken to guard Kevin Porter Jr. following his arrest early Sunday on weapons charges.

A 2019 first-round draft pick, Porter faces charges of improperly handling firearms in a vehicle, according to Mahoning County sheriff records.

He was released on $4,000 bond.

The 20-year-old Porter emerged as a bright spot last season for the Cavaliers.

He averaged 10 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 50 games.