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Kevin Porter
Kevin Porter
Position: G-F
Born: 05/04/00
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:218 lbs. / 98.9 kg.
Salary: $1,717,981

Rockets acquire Kevin Porter

The Houston Rockets today announced they have acquired guard Kevin Porter Jr. from Cleveland in exchange for a protected second round pick. Porter (6-4, 203) was the 30th overall pick by the Cavaliers in the 2019 NBA Draft following his freshman season at USC. As a rookie last season, the 20-year-old appeared in 50 games with three starts while averaging 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 23.2 minutes per game.
When it comes to handling the ball in the pick-and-roll, Porter did show flashes of that potential, but it’s an area that will need attention. As a pick-and-roll ballhandler last season, he was in the 26th percentile, according to Synergy Sports. He had an effective field goal percentage of 34 percent on pull-ups. I think Porter also demonstrated that he can get separation off the bounce through pick-and-roll creation. I think it’s an element to his game that has room to grow.
Even during the extended offseason, Bickerstaff, other members of the coaching staff and players reached out to one another so everyone had help getting through the pandemic. Bickerstaff has said on multiple occasions about how they are in the business of people, caring for their players beyond the basketball component. That stayed true through Porter’s personal issues during the offseason, and the Cavs did what they could to help and support him.