Rockets New Starting Point Guard Ready For Hair-Raising Season

With John Wall requesting a trade, and on his way out, the Houston Rockets starting point guard position was open for the taking this season. And Kevin Porter Jr. is ready to run with it. 

After his trade from Cleveland to Houston last season, things took off for Porter, who had struggled, both on and off the floor, with the Cavaliers. With the Rockets, Porter started 23 of 26 games, and posted a 16.6 points per game average, with 6.3 assists, highlighted by a stunning 50-point, 11-assist performance against the soon-to-be world champion Milwaukee Bucks.

He insists that his goal this season is to average 10 assists a night. And it sounds like playing time to accomplish that goal won't be a problem:

Porter Jr. has "confirmed" (as much as a 21-year-old player can confirm these things) that he will be the starting point guard for the Rockets this season. And he would also like to confirm for the basketball world, that while Basketball-Reference lists him as 6-foot-4, that he is, in fact, 6-foot-6. And 6'9" with the hair. 

The Houston "hair" backcourt of Porter Jr. and No. 2 overall pick Jalen Green should indeed be a hair-raising affair on a nightly basis.  

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