Kevin Porter

Kevin Porter

21-Year-Old GuardG
Houston Rockets
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Porter was shipped to Houston last January for a second-round pick. The Rockets had Porter play 15 G League games, where he dominated, before joining the parent club. Porter appeared in 26 games (23 starts) with the Rockets, averaging 16.6 points, 6.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds. His shooting splits (43/31/73) left something to be desired, but he hasn't even reached 82 NBA games played yet. Most notably, Porter produced a 50-point, 11-assist game against the Bucks in late April. Based on that alone, there's plenty of reason to believe in Porter's upside. The 21-year-old is one of the focal points of Houston's rebuild along with rookies Jalen Green and Alperen Sengun, plus Christian Wood. With the news that John Wall won't play for the Rockets this season, Porter is firmly established as the team's starting point guard. Notably, he averaged 19.9 points and 8.0 assists per 36 minutes last season with Wall and James Harden off the court. On one hand, expecting that out of Porter seems extremely optimistic. On the other hand, another year of development and organizational commitment means Porter is certainly in position for a breakout season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $3.01 million contract with the Cavaliers in July of 2019. Cavaliers exercised $1.78 million team option for 2021-22 in December of 2020. Traded to the Rockets in January of 2021. Contract includes $3.22 million team option for 2022-23.
Personal Bio

Bryan Kevin Porter Jr. was born in 2000 in Seattle, Washington to Bryan Sr. and Ayanna Porter. He followed in his father's footsteps by attending Rainier Beach High School in Seattle. As a senior, Porter posted 27 points, 14 rebounds, and five assists per game as the team reached the state championship. As a result of his outstanding effort, he was awarded the honor of Washington Mr. Basketball for 2018. Heading into college, Porter was ranked as high as No. 16 in the country in terms of available national recruits. You can follow him on Twitter (@Kevinporterjr) and Instagram (@kevinporterjr).

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Porter's lone season at USC was a campaign defined by fits and starts. The 6-foot-6 guard mainly came off the bench, but he provided scoring when he was available. The Seattle native opened the season with five straight double-digit scoring games. Porter suffered a quadriceps contusion on Nov. 20 and ended up missing nine games. He returned on Jan. 10, but he only scored five points. He was suspended three days later for "personal conduct issues." Porter would get his act together and return to the team on Jan. 24. He closed the season by scoring in double digits in five of his last eight games. The wing had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in the loss to Oregon State. He scored a season-high 17 points on 6-for-8 shooting from the field in the Pac-12 Tournament loss to Washington. After the season, he declared for the 2019 NBA Draft and left with three seasons of eligibility. Porter was selected 30th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks, but was later traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers via the Detroit Pistons.

Strong performance vs. Wizards
GHouston Rockets
October 5, 2021
Porter accumulated 25 points (9-16 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 120-116 preseason win over the Wizards.
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Porter kicked off the preseason with a bang by leading the Rockets in both points and assists. The third-year guard could be on the verge of a breakout campaign, as he'll start and should see over 30 minutes per game. Per 36 minutes last season, he averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists.
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2020

Porter was traded by the Cavaliers to the Rockets on Jan. 22 in exchange for a 2024 second-round pick. Porter saw action in the G League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers before making his Rockets debut. With the Vipers, Porter appeared in 15 games and averaged 24.1 points, 7.3 assists, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 36.0 minutes. He shot 44.8 percent from the field, 32.0 percent from three and 78.0 percent from the free-throw line. He was voted to the 2020-21 All-G League team after leading the league in minutes (540), shot attempts (288), assists (109), points (361) and usage rate (29.9%). On March 11 against the Kings, Porter made his Rockets debut. He played 29 minutes and recorded 13 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, three steals and one block. Just one day later, he posted his first 20-point effort of the season, accumulating 27 points, eight assists, three rebounds, tow blocks and one steal against the Jazz in 38 minutes. Porter's biggest performance of the season -- one the best performances of the season by anyone in the league -- occurred April 29 in a win over the Bucks. Porter posted 50 points (16-26 FG, 9-15 3Pt, 9-11 FT), 11 assists, five rebounds and one block in 41 minutes. In that game, Porter became just the fourth player in league history to score at least 50 points before his 21st birthday -- the others being LeBron James (twice), Brandon Jennings and Devin Booker. Overall, Porter averaged 16.6 points, 6.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 32.1 minutes per game in 2020-21.

2019

Porter was selected with the 30th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft after one collegiate season at USC. He was drafted by Milwaukee, but traded on draft night with Tony Snell to Detroit for Jon Leuer. Six days later, Porter was dealt to Cleveland for multiple second round draft picks. He made his NBA debut for Cleveland during the opening game of the season, on Oct. 23 against the Magic. Porter played 17 minutes and recorded two assists, one rebound and one steal. Porter had his first double-digit scoring game Nov. 8 against the Wizards when he posted 13 points (5-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds and a steal. He had his first 20-point scoring effort Dec. 11 against the Rockets when he delivered 24 points (9-15 FG, 6-9 3Pt), three dimes, two boards and three steals. Porter scored his career-high 30 points (9-18 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 8-10 FT) on Feb. 24 in a game against the Heat. He also posted eight rebounds, three assists and three steals in 41 minutes of play in the home win over Miami. His other career highs stood at nine rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocks. Porter's longest streak of double-digit scoring was seven games from Jan. 28 through Feb. 12. During that stretch, he averaged 16.1 points on 11.6 shots, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 27.6 minutes per contest. Overall during his rookie campaign, Porter averaged 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 23.2 minutes per game. Porter appeared in 50 games during the COVID19-shortened season, with three starts, and shot 33.5 percent from behind the arc.

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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
In his first NBA season, Porter appeared in 50 games for Cleveland to little fanfare. The first-rounder out of USC averaged 10.0 points, 3.2 boards, 2.2 assists and 1.1 threes across 23.2 minutes per contest, while shooting respectably from the field (44.2 percent) and three (33.5 percent). He struggled with free-throw attempts, shooting just 72.3 percent from the charity stripe. He wasn't given too much run in 2019-20, but when he excelled when given an increased workload. In 18 games where he saw at least 25 minutes of action, Porter's production increased to 15.1 points, 3.8 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.9 triples and 1.1 steals. His shooting was improved in these contests as well. Cleveland projects to be one of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference yet again in 2020-21, and the team would do well to see what Porter can do given an expanded role for the entire season. He'll compete with Cedi Osman and rookie Isaac Okoro for minutes at small forward, but we've maybe seen the best of Osman already, which is only marginally better than first-year Porter. If he can win a starting job this season, Porter has the potential to be a meaningful player for fantasy managers. Until that happens, he should only be drafted in deep leagues.
In terms of pure talent, Porter ranks among the top guards in the 2019 Draft, but he had an up-and-down freshman season at USC that was marred by off-court issues and a suspension. However, Porter will likely be given a fair chance to develop for the rebuilding Cavs. During 13 college appearances in which Porter saw at least 24 minutes, he averaged 11.8 points on 9.2 shots, 4.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals. A hip injury prevented him from participating in summer league, but he's expected to be ready for training camp. At 6-foot-6, 218 pounds, Porter should be able to secure minutes at shooting guard and small forward, though he'll have to beat out the likes of Brandon Knight, Jordan Clarkson and Dylan Windler for consistent run off the bench. While Porter probably won't return standard fantasy league value, there's room for him to be drafted with the final selection of a deep league, with a dynasty league pickup being the best option.
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Likely to miss Sunday's game
GHouston Rockets
Ankle
May 14, 2021
Porter (ankle) is expected to miss Sunday's game at Atlanta, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.
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Out again Friday
GHouston Rockets
Ankle
May 13, 2021
Porter (ankle) will not play Friday against the Clippers, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
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Out Wednesday
GHouston Rockets
Ankle
May 11, 2021
Porter (ankle) is out Wednesday against the Lakers.
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Missing third straight game
GHouston Rockets
Ankle
May 9, 2021
Porter (ankle) will not play Monday against Portland.
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Out Saturday
GHouston Rockets
Ankle
May 8, 2021
Porter (ankle) is out Saturday against the Jazz, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
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