Houston Rockets 2021 NBA Mock Draft 1.0

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 20: The 2019 NBA Draft prospects stand on stage with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver before the start of the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 20, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 20: The 2019 NBA Draft prospects stand on stage with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver before the start of the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 20, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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Houston Rockets NBA Mock Draft 2021: pick no. 2

The second pick offers the Rockets their best chance to land a superstar-quality player. With the depth at the top of the 2021 NBA draft, the chances the Rockets end up with a franchise player are as good as ever. Here’s who the Space City Scoop crew thinks the Rockets should select with the second pick.

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No. 2 Pick: Jalen Green

Why: I’ve flip-flopped a lot with Green and Mobley, but ultimately it’s a guard/wings league. Mobley’s bust potential scares me, I think Green has a higher ceiling and a higher floor. – James Piercey

No. 2 Pick: Jalen Green

Why: It’s Jalen Green, it’s easy as 1, 2, 3. 1: Age, he’s the youngest of the top-4 prospects. 2: Competition, he played against pros in the G-League and produced. 3: Athleticism: his combination of body control and explosiveness is MJ-esque, let’s not overthink this. – N.B. Lindberg

No. 2 Pick: Evan Mobley

Why:  He is the only player in the top five that can change the game on both ends of the court. He is the best defensive big man since Anthony Davis – Lachard Binkley

No. 2 Pick: Jalen Green

Why: It’s been proven time and time again, and especially in these playoffs, that having an elite offensive scorer on the wing is half of the battle. Green has the tools to be unstoppable as a scorer and more than just that, he has flashed the ability to set up others for scoring opportunities. – Anthony Duckett

Houston Rockets NBA Mock Draft 2021 pick no. 2: Jalen Green

Jalen Green takes three out of four and, as of right now, he’d be Space City Scoop’s choice. The NBA is a perimeter-oriented league and Green has the best chance of dominating that realm. Let’s see if there is more debate over the 23rd and 24th picks.

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