The Houston Rockets are reportedly working to trade Kevin Porter Jr. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Houston has “contacted multiple teams offering draft compensation as an incentive to receive Porter.”
Porter Jr. is currently in the first year of a four-year deal with the Houston Rockets. However, his time in Houston and potentially, the NBA, could be cut short after he was charged with assault and strangulation in New York. The former Cleveland Cavalier is accused of repeatedly punching and strangling former Indiana Fever Guard Kysre Gondrezick. Gondrezick reportedly sustained a cut above her right eye, bruising and a fractured vertebra. The Houston Rockets guard was released on bail and pleaded guilty to both charges on Tuesday.
“We are in the process of gathering information surrounding the matter involving Kevin Porter Jr.,” the Houston Rockets stated on Monday.
“We have no further comment at this time.”
Porter Jr. nor the NBA have provided further comments on the matter. At this time, it is unclear if any team has expressed interest in acquiring the former USC standout.