The Houston Rockets currently have a sensational young core.
Jalen Green headlines the core of the team entering the third season of his NBA career.
Green is coming off the heels of averaging 22.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game.
The stage is set for Green, as many expect him to take the leap to stardom next season.
Many players have succumbed to the pressure of dealing with the hype that Green has around him.
But NBA veteran Myles Turner expects Jalen Green to deal with it.
Turner revealed his thoughts on Green in a video via Tidal League and ClutchPoints on Twitter.
"The one kid I will say who had a lot of that hype and I'm actually really impressed how he's handled it is Jalen Green… Watching him develop into the player that he is right now, I got give him a shout out. That's sh*t's hard."
Myles Turner showing some love to the Rockets'… pic.twitter.com/Uld137xAqF
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) September 15, 2023
With young superstars such as Ja Morant and Zion Williamson struggling to keep a clean image, Green has handled his fame pretty well.
Sure, Green is yet to reach Morant or Williamson’s level, but he’s developing at an immense rate.
Green’s development into a young star has left quite an impression on Turner.
Turner gave a shout-out to the shooting guard, which is always great to see.
But the true test of Green’s abilities will be when the Rockets become a better team.
The organization was one of the worst teams in the NBA last season.
Despite Green’s solid numbers, the Rockets could only finish as the 14th seed in the Western Conference.
They ended up with a 22-60 record.
If Green can help in racking up the wins for the Rockets, then he will truly be considered an elite star.
On a positive note, he’s still 21 years old and has a lot of time to prove his worth in the NBA.NEXT: Cam Whitmore Compares His Game To 1 Celtics Star