The Houston Rockets’ 2021 campaign hasn’t been doing too well. Due to their rebuilding nature, the team has suffered some ugly losses. However, an encouraging development for them has been Kevin Porter Jr., who has been coming along nicely as a great young player for this squad.
However, even the best players make some mistakes at times. During the waning moments of a tough 139 – 120 Rockets loss to the Toronto Raptors, Porter Jr. attempted a bounce trick shot on their own basket. Surprisingly enough… it went in, and the basket was counted as a two-pointer for the Raptors. (via Shaqtin’ a Fool)
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This is a certified Shaqtin’ a Fool moment from the Rockets young star here. Luckily, it happens during the final seconds of a blowout, so it didn’t really matter that much. Still, it looked like he was attempting a self alley-oop Dunk Contest-style, but madly misjudged the bounce of the ball.
Kevin Porter Jr. has been good for the Rockets this season. However, the issues surrounding him have more to do with his attitude off the court. He, along with Christian Wood, got disciplined for conduct detrimental to the team. It’s also worth noting that before his stint in Houston, he had some… well, issues in Cleveland.
Porter’s still young, though, with a long career ahead of him. The Rockets are hoping that Porter Jr. develops into a playoff-caliber point guard, at the very least. They’re looking to make it back to the playoffs for the first time since the James Harden era ended two seasons ago.