Rockets’ Kevin Porter Jr. in health and safety protocols following Sterling Brown club incident
Houston Rockets swingman Sterling Brown recently made headlines after the 26-year-old was assaulted in a club over the past weekend. Reports also state that teammate Kevin Porter Jr. was involved in the incident and is now being placed in the league’s health and safety protocols.
Porter will now be sidelined for at least the next three games (h/t ClutchPoints on Twitter):
Kevin Porter Jr. will miss the next 3 games due to the NBA's Health and Safety protocols, Rockets head coach Stephen Silas announced today. pic.twitter.com/F0rI3q6Bjf
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) April 21, 2021
Brown was reportedly jumped by three individuals after he entered the wrong van in a strip club in Miami. He suffered multiple lacerations on his face and across his body and reports state that he could have actually died because of the injuries. Porter was with him at that time and he interceded, with Porter also being “roughed up” by the group.
We are assuming that his exposure throughout the evening is the reason why the league has decided to place Porter under the health and safety protocols. He will likely have to quarantine for a specific number of days before he is given the green light to rejoin his team. As of writing, there have been no reports of Porter testing positive for COVID-19.
Porter has been a revelation for the Rockets since being traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers. In 21 games so far, the 20-year-old is putting up career-best numbers of 15.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 6.2 assists, while also connecting on 1.7 triples per game.
As for Brown, the 6-foot-5 guard/forward is still recovering from the injuries he sustained from the assault. He has been tagged as day-to-day.