Things don’t seem to be looking good for Kevin Porter Jr. NBA fans might be aware that the young Houston Rockets star has been subjected to a lot of negative criticism and attention from the NBA media for his recent actions. To those who do not know, Kevin Porter Jr. is in a lot of trouble for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Kysre Gondrezick.
While problems occur in relationships all the time, Porter Jr. might have just compromised his entire future as an NBA star with just one act of thoughtlessness and rage. Since the NBA and its teams care about their image a lot, the ongoing events are no real surprise to NBA fans.
Following the accusations leveled against him, the Houston Rockets made it clear that they were looking to move on from him and trade him to another team. However, fans remain quite skeptical on this subject. That said, let us take a closer look and find out more.
The Houston Rockets are engaging with multiple NBA teams to move on from Kevin Porter Jr.
Since the Houston Rockets are a young and rebuilding team at this moment, they have no obligation or commitment to keep Kevin Porter Jr. After his off-court incident, the franchise appears to be done with him and looking to trade him at any cost. Senior NBA Insider Shams Charania broke down the situation for the public.
“Houston is actively engaged with multiple teams on a Kevin Porter Jr. trade. Sources tell me(Shams) that the Rockets are incentivizing a potential deal with several second-round draft picks. So this is the business of basketball. For other teams, this is essentially the contract of Kevin Porter, which has $15.9 million guaranteed for next season and then three years non-guaranteed. So the real interest for other teams would be the draft picks…”
The Rockets are actively engaged with multiple teams on a Kevin Porter Jr. trade, incentivizing a deal with several draft picks, sources say. Explaining the reasoning behind all of it on @Stadium: pic.twitter.com/yWB7pSRMjw
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 14, 2023
It looks like the Rockets are willing to sacrifice quite a bit of their future, just to get rid of Kevin Porter Jr. at the soonest. We look forward to finding out if another team shows interest in acquiring the Rockets star despite the controversy that now surrounds him. However, fans don’t think other teams will want him, “No one would ever take him.”
No one would ever take him.
— BullsKickAss (@Bullskickass) September 14, 2023
Only league he’s playing for is the prison league
— BroadcastUtopia (@BroadcastUtopia) September 14, 2023
Perhaps a small market team looking to rebuild will take him on solely for the draft picks that the Rockets are including. Fans are eager to know how this situation will play out in the near future.