The NBA is currently investigating Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter for possible betting irregularities, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The league issued a statement to ESPN, confirming that they are looking into the matter.

Two games in particular have raised suspicion surrounding Porter’s betting activity. On January 26, the Raptors faced the Los Angeles Clippers and Porter played just four minutes before leaving with an eye injury. Despite this, it was reported that all of his prop bets matched, making it a lucrative day for bettors through the DraftKings Sportsbook.

On March 20, the Raptors took on the Phoenix Suns and Porter played just three minutes before being ruled out due to illness. Once again, he hit all of his bets, drawing significant betting interest through the DraftKings Sportsbook. It is worth noting that NBA players and all league employees are prohibited from betting on any NBA games, including prop bets.

Porter is in his first season with the Raptors on a two-way deal and has averaged 4.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 26 games this season. Although he made his debut with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2020, he has not played in the league for the past two seasons. It remains to be seen what action will be taken against Porter if any wrongdoing is found during this investigation.

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