The source told ESPN that Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. will miss time due to missing the NBA’s health and safety agreement. This is because he and teammate Sterling Brown visited a strip club in Miami. Brown was attacked.
Rockets coach Stephen Silas said before Wednesday’s game against the Utah Jazz that Porter may have to stay until at least Sunday. The NBA’s health and safety protocols limit where players can go during the journey.
Miami-Dade police said that when Brown arrived at the strip club at 6:53 a.m. on Monday to respond to the fight, Brown had “several injuries on his body”. Brown was eliminated due to a knee injury and was taken to a local hospital.
The Rockets announced before Monday’s loss to the Miami Heat that Brown suffered facial lacerations due to the attacker’s attack. He “has no prior knowledge or interaction with them” and will fully recover.
Brown returned to Houston to recover.
Silas said: “He was beaten, bruised, bruised and the like, so such things usually get worse…before they get better.”
Silas said he talked to Brown on Tuesday and contacted Brown on Wednesday, but did not get in touch with him at the time. He said that Brown was seeing a doctor during his recovery and was working with the team’s trainers.
Silas said: “For me, the most important thing is that he knows that we are 100% behind him and have his back. I hope he will recover as soon as possible, come back and come back with his teammates.”
After the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to trade due to off-court issues or give up the 2019 first-round pick, the Rockets acquired 20-year-old Porter in a January deal. Houston gave up the top 55 protected second-round picks in the trade.
Porter’s performance has always been one of the highlights of the Rockets’ rebuilding season. He sent him into the G League bubble before Houston debuted. In the Rockets’ 21 games, he averaged 15.5 points and 6.2 assists per game.
Silas said that he often talks with the team about the league’s health and safety protocols and the importance of complying with them.
He said: “Today, we are talking about more than just a bunch of pound stuff. And, in the past few days, we are definitely a group of people talking about this, so they absolutely know where when it comes to this kind of thing. Standing. This is not just a conversation between us and this group. Maintain consistent communication with the team.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.