NBA Investigating Jontay Porter of Raptors for Betting Irregularities

NBA Probes Toronto Raptors Forward Jontay Porter Over Suspected Betting Irregularities

NBA investigating Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter for possible betting irregularities

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA is currently investigating Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter for suspected betting irregularities. The league has confirmed that they are looking into the matter after pulling Porter from their lineup against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night with no clear timeline for his return.

Reports suggest that the NBA is specifically looking into two games where there was suspicious betting activity surrounding Porter’s prop bets. The first game was on January 26 against the Los Angeles Clippers, where Porter played only four minutes before leaving due to an eye injury. Despite this, the under hit on all of his prop bets, making it a lucrative day for bettors through DraftKings Sportsbook.

On March 20, in a game against the Phoenix Suns, Porter played just three minutes before being ruled out due to an illness. Once again, the under hit on all of his prop bets, attracting significant betting interest through DraftKings Sportsbook. Porter also missed the game against the Washington Wizards on Saturday for personal reasons.

It is important to note that NBA players and all league employees are prohibited from betting on any NBA games, including prop bets. Porter, who is in his first season with the Raptors on a two-way deal and averages 4.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 26 games this season, made his debut with Memphis Grizzlies in 2020 but did not play in the league for the past two seasons.

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