Ok so if you’re a Houston Rockets fan then draft night was a huge success, why is that you might ask?
For the simple fact that management selected Jalen Green second overall out of the G-league.This is a monumental step forward in the rebuilding process of the Houston Rockets, Jalen Green is a lanky 6’6 guard who can spread the floor with his shooting along with constantly put pressure on the defence with Jalen Green driving ability, watch out NBA because the Houston Rockets now have Jalen Green, Kevin Porter and Christian Wood a big three in the making just watch.
The addition of Jalen Green instantly helps the Houston Rockets, Houston is adding a player who has one year of experience in the G-league where Jalen green put up numbers such as eighteen points per game on forty six percent shooting, the most underrated stat that Jalen Green might have was his impact from behind the arc where Jalen Green shot thirty-seven percent on the season and as remarkable as this sounds how this came about is even more daunting considering the fact that Jalen Green only played fifteen games in the G-league just imagine what those numbers are going to look like through the course of an eighty-two game schedule.
Jalen Green best basketball is played out in transition when Jalen Green has a chance to get out and play with tempo this analysis is important, reason being the Houston Rockets had a pace of one hundred and two which ranks them sixth in the NBA and now with the addition of Jalen Green there isn’t any reason why the Houston Rockets shouldn’t become first this season.Then when you take into consideration that Jalen Green running mate is Kevin Porter Jr another 6’6 guard whose game is predicated on shooting and slashing to the rim, you can’t help but fantasize how dominate this backcourt duo can morph into.
Shooting thirty seven percent from behind the arc is a major plus especially playing in today’s NBA where just about every team is jacking up three pointers at will.The Houston Rockets ranked twenty-eighth in three point shooting at thirty-four percent on the year which is just flat out bad, this is another area where it’s good to have Jalen Green on the team as we seen when looking at his G-league Highlights Jalen Green showed the ability to knock down three pointers off the dribble, catch and shoot and then Jalen green can make contested three pointers like it’s nothing.
Jalen Green landing in Houston means the Houston Rockets now have a big three composed of Christian Wood our best player by far when healthy, Kevin Porter Jr a rising star in the NBA and I can’t help but mention Jalen Green this tandem serves us well in the near future as the Houston Rockets basketball team now has a complete big three now we just have to see how these three play together on the court.
Jalen Green is versatile with his 6’7 wingspan that means Jalen Green can guard against other positions such as small forwards, and even some power forwards in today’s time,What Jalen Green needs to add to his game is weight and muscle because as of right now Jalen Green is just skin and bones and that’s not a good thing but with consistency in the weight room along with the proper eating habits I believe that this grown man will bulk up in no time, I mean have you seen the kid’s shoulders their very broad which let’s us sports fans at home that his body can add muscle to in due time.
Jalen Green just so happens to be coachable which is a very great skill set to come across, and with the Houston Rockets having one of the worst records last season this is going to have to be a must for the young prodigy Jalen Green, it was once said by the great Kareem Abdul Jabbar “that before you win you must first learn to lose” this is so true as we seen players such as Lebron James who took ten season, Kevin Durant who took ten season as well, Michael Jordan who took seven,same with Stephen Curry only greats to win championships early into their careers are Larry Bird and Magic Johnson and those are outliers.
I really do believe that the Houston Rockets did the right thing drafting Jalen Green, someone who is committed to basketball as shown with his relentless work ethic and his student to game intelligence. These are great intangibles to possess as a young player in the NBA as to many times we have seen lottery picks that turn into bust, but that won’t become the case with Jalen Green as he has his eyes on bringing the city of Houston a championship and I’m all here for it and with him the best of luck in his journey.