The NBA playoffs are still in full swing, but Houston Rockets star Jalen Green already has high expectations heading into his sophomore season in 2022-23.
And while fans may be looking for the potential rookie of the year to take a big leap forward next fall, his teammates also hold him in high regard.
In a recent interview on Sunday, Green’s Rockets teammate Usman Garuba teased what he expects from Green in the second year and how he compares to former No. 1 overall pick Anthony. Edwards.
“The sky’s the limit for him,” Garuba told Hoops Hype in a recent interview.
“He’s definitely going to be an All-Star. And I think he’s going to be the top scorer in the NBA in a few years. We have to help him achieve those goals. He’s by far the player that surprised me the most. We all know how good Anthony Edwards was this season, right? Green will play like him next year, maybe even better.
Edwards, coming off a near All-Star caliber campaign, averaged 21.3 points, 3.8 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game in 2021-22, playing and starting 72 games for the upstart Timberwolves .
Edwards also improved his shooting totals to 44% from the field and 35.7% on three in his second season, from 41.7% and 32.9% from his rookie campaign, and helped guide the Timberwolves heading to the playoffs for the first time since 2017-18.
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A tough act to follow for any sophomore, even as talented as Green.
A former No. 2 overall pick in 2021, Green exploded onto the scene in his inaugural season, averaging 17.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in 31.9 minutes in 67 regular season games.
Green finished the year second among all rookie scorers behind Cunningham (17.4) and hit nearly 43% of his shots from the field, including 34% on three.
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