Podcast: Key takeaways from Rockets extending Kevin Porter Jr.

In Tuesday’s episode of Locked On Rockets, credentialed Houston media members Jackson Gatlin and Ben DuBose offer their immediate reaction and key takeaways related to Kevin Porter Jr.’s new contract extension starting with the 2023-24 season.

The unique structure of the deal, which includes numerous team options and trigger dates, means it could be worth as much as four years and $82.5 million… or as little as one year and $15.9 million.

In the podcast discussion, Gatlin and DuBose explore what the surprising deal shows regarding the positive relationship and trust established between Porter and the Rockets. Other topics include:

  • The incentive it gives Porter to put past mishaps behind him

  • What it means for Houston’s future salary cap picture

  • Why it should be considered a win for both general manager Rafael Stone and head coach Stephen Silas

Tuesday’s “Locked on Rockets” episode can be listened to via Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher and nearly all major podcast distributors. It can also be watched on YouTube (see embed below).


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Story originally appeared on Rockets Wire