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Former Rockets player Austin Rivers has shed light on the tumultuous past of Kevin Porter Jr. within the organization.

Rivers’ revelation comes in the wake of Porter’s recent arrest and legal troubles, which have raised questions about his future with the Rockets.

On September 11, 2023, the 23-year-old player was arrested and charged by the New York Police Department for his alleged involvement in an assault on his girlfriend, Kysre Gondrezick.

The incident has cast a shadow over his standing with the team, with reports suggesting that the Rockets are actively exploring trade options for Porter.

Rivers, who had a stint with the Rockets, disclosed that Porter had been a source of concern within the organization even before his recent legal issues.

“I remember talking to the guys in the Houston Rockets organization higher-ups they had issues then, like, ‘We don’t know what to do with him.’ This is when he just got there from Cleveland,” Ricers said on The Ringer NBA Show.

As Kevin Porter Jr.’s future with the Houston Rockets hangs in the balance, the team faces a complex decision on how to navigate the situation. The revelations made by Austin Rivers shed light on the challenges the organization has faced in managing Porter’s off-court issues, adding an additional layer of complexity to an already delicate situation.