Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter under investigation for role in NBA betting irregularities

Porter has been flagged because of some suspicious bets on his individual player props.

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Mar 11, 2024; Denver, Colorado, USA; Toronto Raptors center Jontay Porter (34) reacts after a play in the third quarter against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, March 25th, ESPN reported that the NBA is investigating Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter for his role in some “betting irregularities” in recent months. There was suspicious activity specifically involving Porter’s player prop bets, and he has been listed as out for “personal reasons” in each of Toronto’s last two games.

In a meeting with the Los Angeles Clippers on January 26th, Porter left the game after four minutes played because of an “eye injury.” Also, on March 20th, he left after three three minutes of action against the Sacramento Kings because of an “illness.” In both games, Porter failed to go Over most of his point, rebound and assist totals — as well as 3-pointers made. And DraftKings Sportsbook’s reporting showed that Porter’s prop betting was heavily bet on both nights — which is somewhat abnormal for a low-profile player that is averaging 13.8 minutes per game.