Donovan Mitchell and the Cleveland Cavaliers have been on fire as of late, now having registered just three total losses since the calendar flipped over to 2024. Even with the Cavs’ recent loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, Mitchell has been playing at a legit MVP level, keeping the Cavs not only afloat but thriving in the Eastern Conference playoff picture as the postseason draws closer.

One unsung hero for the Cavs this season has been none other than undrafted rookie Craig Porter Jr., who recently signed a four-year contract with the franchise, per Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic on X, the social media platform formerly referred to as Twitter.

Needless to say, Cavs fans on X are hyped about the team’s decision to keep the rookie around for the long haul.

Some noted that Porter Jr. brings a lot more to the table than his counting stats might suggest to the casual observer.

Others noted that Craig Porter Jr. stepped up when the Cavs were dealing with a slew of injuries lately, including to both point guard Darius Garland and big man Evan Mobley, both of whom have since returned to the lineup.

Porter Jr. averages 6.5 points and 2.8 assists per game so far on his rookie season, but his impact goes far beyond that for a Cavs squad that has found production from several unlikely sources so far this year as they deal with the injuries.

With his youth and experience making him an exciting prospect for the future, it’s no wonder Cavs fans are excited to have him around to stay.