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Rockets’ Guard Kevin Porter Jr. Arrested For Assault Charges



Rockets' Guard Kevin Porter Jr. Arrested For Assault Charges

According to the New York City Police Department, Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. was detained on Monday on suspicion of assaulting a 26-year-old woman in New York.

Porter allegedly “assaulted her, struck her multiple times, and choked her,” according to a representative for the NYPD. The lady is reportedly Porter’s girlfriend.

According to the spokeswoman, Porter, 23, was detained on the spot and the woman was rushed to a hospital. According to the NYPD, he was detained on preliminary accusations of second-degree assault and strangulation.

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Requests for comment from the Rockets and Porter’s agent have gone unanswered.

NBA spokesperson Mike Bass issued the following statement: “We are aware of the reports about Kevin Porter Jr. In order to obtain more information, the league office is in contact with the Houston Rockets.

The Milwaukee Bucks selected Porter in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draught from the University of Southern California. He was moved twice before finally joining the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In his four seasons in the NBA, Porter has spent the last three with the Rockets and one with the Cavaliers. He scored 19.2 points per game on average last season.

The Rockets aren’t authorised to impose any sort of immediate punishment on Porter, including a ban, until the NBA conducts its own investigation.

According to the league’s domestic violence policy, commissioner Adam Silver has the authority to put Porter on paid administrative leave for “a reasonable period of time.”

Depending on the outcome of the case, the league commissioner may impose fines, bans, dismissals, or other disciplinary sanctions against a player who violates the domestic violence policy.

Porter signed a four-year deal for up to $82.5 million last year. Porter’s history of off-court issues, however, means that it is only hazard-loosely assured.

Only the remaining $16.9 million of Porter’s contract’s guaranteed money would be the franchise’s responsibility if the Rockers ultimately decided to waive Porter in response to the findings of this inquiry or a criminal conviction.

Porter was selected with the 30th overall choice in the 2019 draught following one season at USC, where he was expelled for misbehaviour.

He spent his first season playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the following year he left the team due to personal issues. He was traded to the Rockets in January 2021 for a second-round pick with the top-55 pick protected after shouting at Cleveland team management.

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