Jalen Green Is Glad The Pistons Didn’t Take Him Because ‘There Are Not Many Things You Can Do In Detroit’
Jalen Green became the leading star of Summer League before a hamstring injury put him on the shelf in Las Vegas, as the No. 2 overall pick looked every bit of the star Houston hopes he can become in his three games of action.
Summer League always figured to be a comfortable place for Green to shine, as his best attribute is as an on-ball scorer, a role that is regularly augmented by the Summer League environment. As Green showed out and stole headlines, the overreaction machine began spinning and some began to wonder if Detroit had erred in not taking the young guard out of the G League first overall. Detroit instead took Cade Cunningham, who had been the presumptive first overall pick for more than a calendar year, and while Cunningham showed flashes of brilliance in Vegas, he wasn’t as consistently dominant as a scorer as Green, which is the area that first jumps off the page at Summer League.……
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