Vote: Jalen Green or Evan Mobley in a re-draft?
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Evan Mobley starts off hot. In the first three games of the season, Mobley is averaging 15.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.3 blocks per game with 56.3% shots from the field and 25% in depth. He generally looks like the most advanced rookie in last season’s draft class.
Jalen Green’s start was a bit more erratic. After two below-par games to start the season, Green exploded in last night’s loss to the Boston Celtics, scoring 30 points and knocking down 8 trebles to set a new Rockets rookie record. That explosion boosted his points-per-game average to 16 per night, but he only scored 9 points in each of his first two games. He also has 3.7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1 block per game at 44.2% from field and 47.6% from beyond the arc.
Before the NBA Draft, there was the Green Gang and the Mobley Mob and a legitimate point for either player to make. The question of who Houston should take was resolved when Mobley pulled out of the race by refusing to train at H-town, but if you could hypothetically draft for the Rockets now, after three NBA games, see what you’ve seen so far, would you say Green? Or was Mobley impressive enough to change your mind?
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