Sources tell ESPN that the Houston Rockets have signed Kevin Porter Jr. to a four-year, $82.5 million extension, which will keep the guard under contract with the organization through the 2026-27 season.
The Rockets also announced the multi-year extension, but did not provide details about the contract.
Rockets general manager Rafael Stone said in a news release: “We value the player and the person that Scoot is becoming and are eager to invest in him and his journey He’s expressed how happy he is to be with this organization and has shown his commitment to putting in the work both on and off the court. We are excited for the opportunity to continue to build something special with him.”
The Rockets acquired Porter in Jan. 2021. Porter began his NBA career as the No. 30 overall pick by the Cleveland Cavalier in the 2019 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged a career-high 16.6 points per game in 26 appearances in 2020-21. He averaged 15.6 points, 6.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game in 61 starts last season.
The Rockets will face the Atlanta Hawks in their season opener at 7:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday in Houston.
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