Kenyon Martin Jr. Rumors
Fertitta and the Rockets’ front office have been steadfast in their support for and belief in Silas, who toiled for two decades as an NBA assistant before Houston hired him in October, and are especially encouraged by the development of young core players such as Wood, guard Kevin Porter Jr. and forwards Jae’Sean Tate and Kenyon Martin Jr.
“They’re going to be playing (15) games in (23) days,” Rockets coach Stephen Silas said. “We just felt for all three guys it’s important for them to get some games under their belt, play in our system. They’re going to be playing in the exact same system that we play here. For all three of them, this is an opportunity for one month to improve. “For (Porter,) it’s for him to get his feet wet with what we do and how we do it. And then, he hasn’t played in quite a while. So, to have consistent games night after night or every other night is important for him and his growth as far as being a part of our team.”