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Report: Cavs trade back into first round to take Kevin Porter Jr.

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A busy night for the Cavs continues.

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The Cavs aren’t done after all,

As reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavs have traded four second-round picks and a cash considerations to the Pistons for the No. 30 overall pick in the 2019 draft. With the pick, originally owned by Milwaukee, the team plans to select USC’s Kevin Porter Jr.

Per cleveland.com, some in the Cavs organization viewed Porter Jr. as a top-10 player in this class. At this time, it’s unclear when the second-round picks will convey to the Pistons, as the team doesn’t have a second-round pick in this year’s draft and will likely have future second-round picks going out from the Kyle Korver trade in 2021 and 2022. Any protections on the picks are also unclear.

Porter Jr. had some issues at USC, and dealt with some injuries. But he has potential as a scorer and could be an interesting one-on-one scorer if developed correctly. In John Beilein’s system, perhaps the idea is to put him in positions where he can use his skill as efficiently as possible.