The Houston Rockets still have a long way to go before they can beat anyone in a 7-game playoff series. But young stud Jalen Green gives the team a pretty decent starting point to work with.
While his rookie campaign was most underwhelming, it does seem like the kid has the work ethic and attitude to improve his game and become one of the very best.
The Filipino-American guard, in the last season, averaged 17.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.6 assists as a rookie.
“My mindset is just to go in and be the very best version of myself on and off the court,” said Green, addressing the Philippine media Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Adidas Brand Center in Glorietta 3 in Makati City."
“Like I said, try to build that winning mentality. We’re on rebuild right now, trying to get everyone on the same page, trying to go into the right direction. So I think just tryna keep that mindset,” added Green, who made his third visit in the country and the first since being drafted in the NBA.
Just a few years ago, the pockets were competing for championships with one of the game's best players leading the way. That era came with a lot of success for the Rockets, though they ultimately failed to deliver a title.
Now, the Rockets are in a full rebuild as they hunt for their next great superstar. With averages of 17.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.6 assists, he showed flashes of being that guy for the Rockets, but Green will have to play like that consistently if he really wants to earn max money.
At the very least, fans should be encouraged by his attitude, which includes dedication and a commitment to self-improvement.