Kevin Porter Jr. Jumps Zion Williamson, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in Most Improved Player Odds

Kevin Porter Jr. could take a big step forward this year.
Kevin Porter Jr. could take a big step forward this year. / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets are smack dab in the middle of a rebuild, but that doesn’t mean everything will be bad this season. Houston drafted Jalen Green with the second overall pick in this year’s draft, but Green won’t be the only one with the spotlight on him. 

Kevin Porter Jr., who was traded to the Rockets last season, is expected to take a big jump this season. WynnBET has moved his odds to win Most Improved Player Award up to +900, moving him above Zion Williamson (+1000) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (+1200).

Porter Jr. played 26 games with the Rockets last season and had a decent year. He finished the season averaging 16.6 points, 6.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game. With John Wall not expected to play for the Rockets this season, Porter Jr. is going to have a bigger role in the offense. 

One of the biggest areas Porter Jr. can improve in is his efficiency. He shot 42.5% from the floor and 31.1% from 3-point range. If he can get his percentages up, he will surely be at the top of the list. 

Porter Jr. showed multiple times how talented of a scorer he is. The lefty had a 50-point game against the Milwaukee Bucks and led the Rockets to a win that night. 

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Hopefully, Porter Jr. and the Rockets will have more consistency this season. They had players coming in and out of the lineup, including Porter Jr., and that clearly worked to the detriment of the team. 

To surpass the leaps Williamson and Gilgeous-Alexander are expected to make, Porter Jr. will need a special season. At the very least, he’ll have an opportunity to lead a young Rockets team.

Will Kevin Porter Jr. take the next step? Make your pick now on WynnBET!