Jontay Porter has been banned for life from the NBA for sharing information with bettors, manipulating prop bets on himself, and betting on NBA games.

Porter, who was a backup center for the Raptors, disclosed his health information to a bettor before Toronto’s game on March 20, according to the NBA investigation. Another bettor who had inside information placed a large parlay bet based on Porter’s performance, potentially winning $1.1 million.

However, DraftKings did not honor the bet due to suspicious activities surrounding Porter’s player props. Porter only played three minutes in that game before exiting due to illness.

Porter is the younger brother of Nuggets’ starting forward Michael Porter Jr.

After being banned for violating sports betting rules, here’s what you need to know about the 24-year-old center.


Jontay Porter stats

Porter has played two NBA seasons: 2020-21 with the Grizzlies and 2023-24 with Toronto. He spent time in the G League playing for various teams between these seasons.

In his NBA career of 37 games, Porter averaged 3.7 points per game. His highest scoring game was on March 11 when he scored 14 points against Denver.

Season Team Games-Starts Minutes Played Field Goals-Attempts (Field Goal %) Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game Assists Per Game Steals Per Game Blocks Per Game
2020-21 MEM 11-0 4.9 0.7-1.4 (53.3%) 2.0 1.3 0.1 0.3 0.1
2023-24 TOR 26-5 13.8 1.5-4.0 (38.5%) 4.4 3.2 2.3 0.8 0.8
Career 37-5 11.2 1.3-3.2 (40.3%) 3.7 2.6 1.6 0.6 0.6

Jontay Porter contract

Porter signed a two-way contract with the Raptors on Dec. 9, 2023, allowing him to earn a maximum of $559,782 for the season.

He previously signed a contract with the Pistons in 2023 but was waived shortly after.

Jontay Porter career earnings

Porter’s exact earnings for the 2023-24 season remain unknown. Prior to this season, his career NBA earnings were $2,397,933.