I’m a Point Guard.
— Scoot (@Kevinporterjr) July 10, 2021
Porter’s tweet might not make much sense at first glance. But he recently left a comment on the Instagram Live broadcast of top draft prospect Jalen Green talking about what a great backcourt they would make together. You can see the exchange here. The two have also already battled at the G League level, as Green signed with the G League Ignite straight out of high school.
For what it’s worth, Green is a true shooting guard and Porter is a combo guard who took on greater ball-handling responsibilities for the Rockets last season. Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham is likely to go with the No. 1 overall pick, but Green is a strong option for Houston at No. 2 along with players such as USC center Evan Mobley and Gonzaga point guard Jalen Suggs.
Porter has already flashed some of his upside as a point guard, so it makes sense that he might be pushing the Rockets to use their pick on Green.