Via the Houston Chronicle:
New Houston Rockets coach Ime Udoka has made a concerted effort to highlight the talent already on Houston’s roster in his first weeks with the franchise, with the appeal of his new franchise stemming from far more than lottery hopes and the team’s significant salary cap space this summer.
Houston is hoping Udoka can play a major role in the development of the team’s collection of young pieces, many of whom struggled for extended stretches of 2022-23. One player who could see a significant boost from Udoka’s arrival? Look to the backcourt, where Kevin Porter Jr. will enter a season that is quite critical to the future of his career.
Porter remains an appealing piece despite the criticism lobbed his way in recent years, and on his better nights, he looks the part of a legitimate franchise point guard.