Kevin Porter Jr. has been acquired by the Rockets
Kevin Porter Jr. has been acquired by the Rockets in a trade with the Cavaliers for a future protected second-round pick.
Porter’s trade comes days after a combative exchange involving himself and members of the Cavaliers' personnel. He has not played a game this season due to personal reasons and was set to rejoin a talented upcoming Cavaliers' ball club. It seems as if Porter's talent has opened another “door” for him to continue his professional journey; however, we will have to wait and see if he will take advantage of this moment and walk through. He will be joining a Rockets team that could benefit from his ability as a “swingman,” potentially opening up early chances to contribute to the rotation. With seasoned vets John Wall, Victor Oladipo, Eric Gordon, and DeMarcus Cousins, Porter will have the opportunity to learn from professionals who could potentially help address his off the court character concerns that have plagued his young career. In his rookie year, the former 2019 first-rounder out of USC averaged 23.2 minutes of playing time, 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.2 percent from the floor and 33.5 percent from beyond the arc. Porter is worth picking-up now, in season-long deep-league play, as he could reap some nice returns later in the season, should he decide to walk through that "door."