Kevin Porter Jr. is one of the most dynamic young guards in the NBA. Now entering year four, Porter Jr and the Houston Rockets have agreed on terms of a contract extension over the next four years worth $82.5 million dollars per Adrian Wojnarowski.Porter was traded to the Rockets after a tough stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Since coming over to Houston, it still was not always easy for KPJ, spending some time between the G-League and playing for the Rockets when first traded. However, now Porter has found a role amongst the team and is looking like the right fit in the Rockets backcourt alongside teammate Jalen Green.
General Manager Rafael Stone and Coach Stephen Silas feel that they have invested a significant amount of time and energy into KPJ, both on and off the court. Porter’s rapid growth is what gave them the confidence to keep helping the 22-year-old to develop and become a franchise cornerstone.Last season in just 61 games with Houston, Porter averaged 15.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting from the field. To go along with scoring in bunches, he also averaged 6.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds while playing 31.2 minutes per game.
It will be truly interesting to see how KPJ and the Rockets do this season, being one of the youngest teams in the NBA. That being said, they are definitely a team on the rise and should be taken seriously in any matchup they get. Happy to see things finally trending in a positive direction for both Porter Jr and the Rockets organization.