Kevin Porter Jr., and the Rockets have mutual interest in a contract extension this offseason, according to The Athletic’s Sham Charania. Of course Porter, who is now entering his fourth season in the league, can enter restricted free agency next summer if an agreement is not reached.
While Porter averaged 15.6 points and 6.2 assists per game last season in his first year as the team’s starter at point guard, he exploded in particular during the last stretch of the season, especially once Christian Wood was shut down for the year. Over his last seven games, Porter averaged 28.7 points, 7.4 assists and 7.3 rebounds per game on 48% shooting from the field and 40.3% on 11 3-point attempts per game. Those are jaw-dropping statistics for the 22-year-old, but it’s an extremely small sample size.