Montrezl Harrell grew up idolizing Rockets’ Jeff Green

Houston Rockets Jeff Green (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Green’s stellar play with Rockets

Green thrived in the Rockets’ small ball style of play, as his 6-foot-8 height and 7-foot-1 wingspan made him a desirable option at center. Although Green was passed on by the rest of the league prior to landing in Houston, he’s made the most of his opportunity in the Space City.

Green averaged 10.4 points per game, while making a career-best 62.1 percent of his shot attempts. Green also made a team-best 41.2 percent of his 3-pointers, while posting a true shooting percentage of 73.9 percent, which was also a team-high.

Green has bounced around the league of late, as he played for a total of seven different teams in the past five seasons alone, constantly facing the challenge of proving himself to new coaches, while seeking to land a long-term landing spot.

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Green’s stellar play with the Rockets had many questioning why he wasn’t in the starting lineup, as his versatility made him a perfect fit in the microball strategy. Green will be a key contributor for the Rockets when they resume play, and his dog mentality could help lead the Rockets to the 2020 NBA title.