Jalen Green Rumors
David Hardisty: Jalen Green on the Houston Rockets: “I think they’re a young team. I think they have great players. They can get out fast, get out and run. They seem like a free team, being able to play off reads and in transition.”
Rival front offices continue to wonder: Are the Detroit Pistons legitimately cooling on Cade Cunningham as the No. 1 overall selection … or simply trying to encourage stronger 11th-hour trade offers for the top pick? One league source insists that one of the factors keeping the Pistons from committing fully to the selection of Cunningham is Jalen Green’s recent stellar workout that apparently made the strongest of impressions.
It would be a surprise if the Pistons don’t keep this pick and draft Cunningham, but league sources say that Jalen Green had an outstanding workout with Detroit last week. The front office will mull trading down if teams keep making offers, but teams will have to pay a significant price to move up. Unless things quickly change in the next 48 hours, expect Cunningham to bring his versatile talents to the Motor City.
Jalen Green has long been tied to Houston, but league sources say the Rockets continue to pursue the no. 1 pick. Staying here wouldn’t be such a bad thing. Green is a high-flying guard with exciting go-to scoring talents. He showed major flashes in the G League while making progress as a passer.