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NBA Investigating Jontay Porter of the Raptors for Betting Irregularities: Report

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Mar 25, 2024

The NBA is investigating Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter for suspected betting irregularities, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Porter was withheld from the lineup for the Raptors’ matchup against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night, and it remains uncertain how long he will be out. The league confirmed to ESPN that they are actively investigating the situation.

The NBA is specifically looking into two recent games where there was unusual betting activity related to Porter’s prop bets. In a game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Jan. 26, Porter played only four minutes and left the game due to an eye injury. He recorded no points, three rebounds, one assist, and did not attempt a 3-pointer, resulting in the under hitting on all four prop bet categories. The under on Porter’s 3-pointers was reportedly a significant win for bettors through DraftKings Sportsbook.

Another game under scrutiny is when the Raptors faced the Phoenix Suns on March 20. Porter played just three minutes before being ruled out due to illness, registering no points, two rebounds, and one missed shot. Once again, the under hit on all prop bet categories for Porter, proving to be a top money earner for bettors that night through DraftKings Sportsbook.

Porter did not participate in the Raptors’ game against the Washington Wizards over the weekend, citing personal reasons. He was also sidelined for the game versus the Nets due to the same undisclosed reasons. NBA regulations strictly prohibit players and all league employees from betting on any NBA games or engaging in any form of prop betting.

Jontay Porter, the brother of Denver Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr., is currently in his debut season with the Raptors on a two-way contract. He has averaged 4.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 26 games this season. Porter made his NBA debut with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2020 and did not play in the league for the past two seasons.

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