Kevin Porter Jr. is showing his potential to become a top-tier scorer in the league.
Porter, who was selected as the 30th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers, but because of a locker room incident with the Cavs, was forced to show his game in the G-League instead for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
There, Porter averaged 24.1 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 7.2 APG, 1.5 SPG in 44.8% FG and impressed the Houston Rockets enough to take him in this season.
Now, as part of the rebuilding Rockets, the 20-year-old guard-forward is averaging 16.7 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 6.4 APG in the 23 games he has played so far.
He is showing promise as a potential franchise player in the league with his ability to score at a high-level and help facilitate an offense.
In his most recent game, Porter had the best game of his career against the Milwaukee Bucks led by two-time Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Porter dropped 50 points, 11 assists and six rebounds in 16-26 shooting from the field to grab the big win over a title contender like Bucks, 143-136.
This game made him the youngest player in NBA history to finish with 50 points and over 10 assists in a game, he surpassed LeBron James in that title, who did it at the age of 23-years-old back in 2008.
With Christian Wood, Jae’Sean Tate, Kenyon Martin Jr and now Porter Jr, the Houston Rockets are looking like a team that could compete in the NBA Playoffs in the next few years.
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