NBA Draft

Jalen Green

Scouting Report

Much like Jonathan Kuminga, Green opted to play for money in the G-League instead of commit to a high-major college program. He could have played for Bruce Pearl at Auburn, for instance, but instead he honed his craft in a mostly unknown league where he averaged 17.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting overall and 36.5 percent shooting from long distance. He also averaged 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.5 steals.
Positives: Green claims that he would be the No. 1 overall prospect if he played NCAA ball last season instead of going to the G-League. He might be right. He has the potential to be a star in the NBA because of his scoring potential. In the G-League, which includes older players such as Henry Ellenson and Gary Payton II, Green established himself as the best player on his team and showed that he could score off the dribble or as a pull-up shooter.
Negatives: At only 180 pounds, Green could get pushed around at the next level. He is going to need to bulk up to endure the rigors of an 82-game schedule without falling into fatigue-related shooting slumps. He is a great offensive player but needs to fine-tune his defensive game, which in part is connected to his skinny stature.
--Field Level Media

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