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Jalen Green checks in at No. 15 on NBA shooting guards rating


In a recent rating of shooting guards from across the NBA, HoopsHype ranks second-year Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green as No. 15 within the league entering the 2022-23 season. The rankings were tallied based on a voting panel of staff members.

Nonetheless, the panel believes further growth is definitely possible — if unlikely — based on the historic scoring stretch from Green on the conclusion of his 2021-22 rookie season. From Frank Urbina:

The second overall pick within the 2021 draft, Jalen Green didn’t disappoint in his rookie season, averaging 17.3 points and three.4 rebounds while shooting 42.6% from the ground.

Sure, he was a bit streaky, nevertheless it’s beyond promising that the G League Ignite product improved steadily because the season progressed, flashing his scoring from deep, the midrange, and the basket area to go together with his explosive athleticism.

From February through the top of the yr, Green’s numbers saw a noteworthy uptick to twenty.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, and three.1 assists on, most significantly, tidy 47.4/39.3/75.5 shooting splits. That was a 32-game sample size, by the way in which, on no account a small number, and if the athletic Green is capable of carry that over in 2022-23, he’ll outpace his place on this list with ease.

For perspective, Green was placed just ahead of Portland’s Anfernee Simons, Oklahoma City’s Lu Dort, Atlanta’s Bogdan Bogdanovic, and Philadelphia’s Seth Curry. On the opposite side, Green was ranked narrowly behind Toronto’s Gary Trent Jr., Golden State’s Klay Thompson, Miami’s Tyler Herro, and Golden State’s Jordan Poole.

The whole shooting guard list is on the market below. The Rockets didn’t have any representatives on HoopsHype’s top-25 lists for point guards and small forwards entering the 2022-23 season, while lists for power forwards and centers have yet to be published. Stay tuned!

Our @hoopshype staff ranked the Top 25 NBA shooting guards. Below is the total list. https://t.co/nwYleyFwf2

— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) August 3, 2022

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