Jalen Green Rumors
Shams Charania: Sources: The NBA G League plans to have its elite Ignite team — featuring top prospects Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga, Isaiah Todd — face G League alumni in closed-door scrimmages in Walnut Creek on Nov. 15-22 and two streamed scrimmages in December.
Shaw is currently the head coach of the G League Ignite, the new developmental team featuring elite young prospects, including Jalen Green, ESPN 100’s top-rated prospect in 2020. The Ignite began practicing in Walnut Creek, California, not far from where Shaw lives in Oakland, on Aug. 28. But due to the pandemic, the 2020-21 G League season is up in the air. Shaw’s job is not only teaching basketball and life skills to teenagers, but also helping them navigate the uncertainty of the season. “As a coaching staff, we have to improvise and keep it fresh and make it challenging,” Shaw recently told The Undefeated. “But the seed that I planted from the very beginning is, ‘Look, we can complain about it all we want, but the situation is what it is.’ We can’t control a virus that is controlling everything. And so instead of complaining about it, let’s just adapt to it and do what we can in the situation. So, they’ve embraced that kind of thought process.
Filipino basketball fans need not worry when it comes to being updated with the latest news of Kai Sotto’s journey towards his NBA dream. This was the promise of NBA Asia Managing Director Scott Levy, who assured hoops fans that Sotto and Filipino-American Jalen Green’s stint in the NBA G League will be easily accessed by their homegrown fans.