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Houston Rockets: 3 reasons why fans should remain optimistic this season

Christian Wood #35 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Christian Wood #35 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
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Kevin Porter Jr. #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Kevin Porter Jr. #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Houston Rockets reason to be optimistic #2: Kevin Porter’s debut is right around the corner.

Ever since Rafael Stone traded for Kevin Porter Jr., the expectation was that he would play this year as long as he got his off-court issues squared away. With each injury and each game lost, that timetable has been moved forward not only by Rockets fans but apparently, the Rockets coaching staff and front office, as seen in this statement by Coach Silas reported by The Athletic’s Kelly Iko.

Stephen Silas confirms that Kevin Porter Jr. will be back with the #Rockets following the conclusion of the G-League season.

They have a plan to make him an important piece of their puzzle for the second half of the season. https://t.co/z920ifZQhB

— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) February 24, 2021

Related Story. 3 reasons the Rockets were smart to trade for Porter

This is great news considering Porter Jr. is number one in points per game and third in assists per game in the G-League while playing exclusively at the point guard position. At only 20 years old, Porter Jr. will only get better, and if his time down in the G League has helped him have a more stable off-the-court life, he would be a huge addition to a team that needs a breath of fresh air.

With the way things are going, Porter Jr. will be a part of the Rockets season sooner rather than later. Only time will tell how large a part he will play in the Rockets’ future but the early returns should make Rockets fans excited for the second half of the season.

Next: Reason #1

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