Jalen Green could be as good as Kobe Bryant
With the NBA draft coming up on July 29th, players are getting ready to see where they land in the pack. Jalen Green, 19, is a NBA top-five prospect that is being compared to Kobe Bryant and Paul George. He told his coach that people are crazy if they don’t to pick him at number one. If I was being compared to Kobe Bryant and Paul George, I also would call people crazy. To quote his high school coach, Brad Roznovosky:
He’s always said he wants to be No. 1. He wants to be compared to Kobe.
Jalen Green is a shooting guard and is a top pick for the 2021 draft. At the age of 19, Green has already won three gold medals with the USA junior level team and was named MVP in the 2018 FIBA Under 17-World Cup. ESPN ranked him number one overall in the 2020 class. And at just the age of 16 during his high school career, people were already comparing him to Kobe.
Now that its Green’s turn to show up in the big leagues, do you think he has what it takes to the next Kobe Bryant? During the 2020-2021 year, Green averaged 17.9 points, 2.8 assists and 4.1 rebounds in the Ignite G League. His field goal attempts per game is 13.1, with a field goal percentage of .461.
If you are playing fantasy basketball this year, Jalen Green is going to be hot on the points, so I’d try to grab him before your friends do.
Kobe and Green share similar styles in the way they play. They both have the ability to shoot from anywhere on the court. But only time will tell if Jalen Green has got what it takes to be the next Kobe.
Although, Jalen thinks its crazy if it he isn’t picked first, it does not look like the Pistons will pick him. They are looking to draft Cade Cunningham. But it would be dumb if the Pistons did not even consider picking Jalen Green. The last time the Pistons made it to the NBA finals was 2005. Jalen Green could be a strong asset to Detroit.
If the Pistons don’t pick Jalen, then he will most likely get drafted by the Houston Rockets who have second overall pick. The Rockets were probably the worst team in the league this year but with Green, they could probably make the playoffs. I could see him becoming a duo with Kevin Porter Jr.
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