2021 NBA Mock Draft: Final Edition

2. Houston Rockets — Jalen Green, G, G-League

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The casual fan might not know who Jalen Green is. However, this is a prospect who has a chance to be a multi-time All-Star one day. Green is averaging 17.9 PPG on .461 from the field and .365 from three in G-League play. Green’s ability to shoot off the dribble has been impressive — as has his quickness in getting into the lane.

A natural athlete at 6-foot-5, Green represents the prototype shot creator from the two-spot. He’s been a fixture in pickup runs all across the country. NBA players know who he is, and some have even gone as far as saying Green will be a future star. Houston has a player with a similar skill-set of Green in 21-year-old Kevin Porter Jr., but one thing we’ve learned from this past NBA postseason is that you can never have enough capable ball handlers.

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