The Houston Rockets won 119-114 in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on the 24th (Korean time). Until this victory, Houston was on a 13-game losing streak, so it was a really valuable victory.
The number one contributor to victory was, of course, Jaylen Green. Green played very well with 42 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. The 42 points was Green’s NBA career high. What is surprising is the efficiency. Green made 15 of 25 field goals, recording a field goal success rate of 60%. His 3-pointers also showed great efficiency, making 6 out of 12. It was a very special game for Green, who suffered from field hunting and poor efficiency throughout the season.
Drafted by Houston with the second overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, Green is having a decent sophomore season. His performance this season averaged 22.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists. Compared to last season’s average of 17.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists, this is definitely an improvement.
The downside, however, is efficiency. This season, Green’s field goal success rate is only 41.6%, and the 3-point shot success rate is only 33.2%. Since Green has been the team’s main scorer since his rookie days, a high-probability shot is essential to become a better player. The fortunate thing is the number of Jautu trials. Green is averaging six free throws this season. 토토사이트
Since high school, Green has gained a lot of popularity for his good looks, flamboyant playstyle, and dunk shot that utilized his tremendous athleticism. Even after coming to his NBA, Green’s popularity remains the same. He was picked by Houston and he also earned the title of successor to James Harden. As much as he already boasts considerable popularity, he can become a next-generation star if his skills are supported.
What he regrets is the Houston team’s way of nurturing him. Since his debut season, Green has been on his team with young, inexperienced players like himself, rather than great veterans. There was no player to help adapt to the NBA. Backcourt partner Kevin Porter Jr., who has been working with Green for the second year, is a player who is far from managing the game. It’s no wonder that Houston’s performance has its ups and downs.
Houston selected Green as the new face of the team, not Evan Mobley (Cleveland Cavaliers). As such, it is important for him to persevere through the current growing pains. I wonder if he will be able to live up to Houston’s expectations.