When he was asked about the NBA teams that felt like the best fit for him, the first team Otto Porter Jr. mentioned was the Cavaliers. Yet he won’t be meeting with Cavs General Manager Chris Grant and the team’s traveling party during this week’s NBA combine.

That’s mildly surprising, but it doesn’t mean the Cavaliers aren’t interested in the small forward from Georgetown.

“That’s interesting,” Porter said, referring to the omission of the Cavaliers from his itinerary. “I guess in talking to my agent (David Falk), maybe that’s a good thing and maybe it’s bad. We don’t know yet.”

Teams submit three lists of players they’d like to speak with during this week’s combine – an “A” list, “B” list and a “C” list. Team executives, however, aren’t guaranteed to meet with all the players on their lists – even those on the “A” list. Porter was on the Cavs’ submitted list, a source confirmed.

The Cavs still have plenty of time to talk with Porter when they presumably bring him to Cleveland Clinic Courts for a private workout. Those haven’t been scheduled yet. The Cavs typically put more of an emphasis on the interview process than most teams, although they took Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller last summer without working out or speaking to either one.
Waiters made himself unavailable because his agent pulled him from the draft process. The Cavs didn’t talk to Zeller because they didn’t think they’d be in position to take him.