3 Young players the Houston Rockets should develop, 2 to give up on

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Kevin Porter Jr.'s time with the Houston Rockets should be dwindling

When thinking of players who won't be around as the Rockets try and launch back into contention, Kevin Porter Jr. is one of the first that comes to mind.

The 23-year-old guard has spent the past three seasons in Houston -- all three of which have ended with the Rockets being amongst the league's worst.

Is that Porter Jr.'s fault? No, not really.

But he hasn't proven to be much of a winning player throughout his young career.

Again, it's not like the Rockets have been a fun young-team that's been in the mix for a spot in the Play-In Tournament. They've won a total of just 59 games during Porter Jr.'s tenure in Houston.

With the signing of VanVleet and the selection of Thompson -- both point guards -- there just doesn't seem to be room for the Seattle native in Houston's future plans. Plus, he's entering the first season of a four year, $63.4 million contract-extension.

The deal is only guaranteed for this season. Next year's salary is only partially-guaranteed with the remaining two non-guaranteed.