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Houston Rockets select Jalen Green with 2nd overall pick

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Green is the first player selected in the Top-5 by the Rockets since Yao Ming.

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LAJETRHO JENKINS: Jalen Green from [INAUDIBLE] California goes to the Houston Rockets. I love the pick. It's a great pick. Jalen Green is the most explosive scorer in the draft this year. Fun to watch, can flat out hoop. Capable ball handler. Good shooter when he's making good decisions as far as his shot selection. I mean, attacks the rim great. You know, I mean, very creative at the rim, even though he's kind of slight when it comes to weight, his weight.

But, you know, he'll gain that weight as he continues to grow and get his grown man weight. He's got a lot of comparisons to like, people like Kobe and TMac, which I think that's a lot-- that's a lot of expectations. But he's really good. I'd say he's more like a Zach LaVine, which a lot of people have said too.

I don't know if he's athletic, you know, where he's jumping from the free throw line going up under his legs. But he's definitely very explosive. So, the Rockets, they needed that. They needed that. They needed somebody who's going to be the face of the franchise. They need somebody they can build around. And he has that ability. He could be the best player in the NBA draft. He could be. I don't know if that's going to happen. But he could be. But it's a great.

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