It was expected that Green would be Rookie of the Year but it took him a little bit of time to find a comfortable play-style in the league.
Meanwhile, other rookies like Evan Mobley have made a huge splash and put Green’s chances of winning Rookie of the Year in doubt.
But he’s ending the season in a big, big way.
Jalen Green tonight:
He now has the most 30 point games for a rookie this season with 3. pic.twitter.com/NLhZqvr4of
— RocketsMuse (@RocketsMuse) March 29, 2022
On Monday night, Green put up 30 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 block.
He now has the most 30-point games for a rookie this year with three.
Is he Rookie of the Year material once again?
Climbing The Ladder
Most people agree that Mobley of the Cleveland Cavaliers is still the odds-on favorite to claim Rookie of the Year.
In other words, the ROY race is red hot and could go in any direction.
Even if Green doesn’t end up taking the title, there is no doubt that he’s really feeling himself now and finding his rhythm.
The Rockets are still a troubled team, despite some flashes of greatness earlier in the year.
While they won’t make the playoffs this year, there is a good chance they could be a true competitor in the years ahead, thanks to the hard work done by Green and others on their young squad.