Even when the Houston Rockets struggle to add to the win column, Jalen Green has a way with coming up with highlight dunks.
Jalen Green still has to smooth out certain aspects of his game. One thing he needs no help with is dunking.
The rookie threw down for a spectacular highlight dunk against the Warriors to prove it.
Those kind of highlights can give Rockets fans plenty of reason to keep tuning in this season despite the team struggling to win games. There’s always a chance Green will produce an incredible moment making it all worth it.
Jalen Green needs to match highlights with complete play
Still, that tweet brings up shooting percentage for a reason.
Green was 4-of-12 from the field and 1-of-6 from beyond the arc on Sunday night. He had two assists and a steal but those contributions were canceled out by four turnovers. His box +/- was the worst on his team at -19.
The talent is definitely there. The highlights will keep coming. The rest will follow eventually.
In the meantime, the NBA should do everything they can to convince Green to take part in the dunk contest at the All-Star game this season. He’s tailormade for that competition and he would have a shot to win it all based on his high-flying dunks during games.
Few guys can float the way Green does. He should put that skill to use at the All-Star game until his game develops far enough to get him there for the game itself.