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Jalen Green

Bleacher Report's Adam Fromal concocted a list of the most overrated players in the league and listed Rockets guard Jalen Green fourth out of seven total players. Personally, I find Green's inclusion to be a bit surprising, not because he's one of the league's top players, but simply because everyone has stated that he isn't good.

Bill Simmons has made it his goal to tell everyone.

The Athletic crafted a mock draft of the top players under 23 years-of-age and Green wasn't selected. Green also failed to make their list of the top 125 players in the league (which is outrageous).

Hell, my own counterparts snubbed Green.

So who exactly is overrating him?

Let's take a look at the reasoning for Green being on the list.

"Green's 53.8 true shooting percentage and inability to play palatable defense made him a net negative as a sophomore. That story has rung true once again in the early stages of his 2023-24 campaign. His true shooting percentage has stagnated, both because he's shooting 45.8 percent on two-pointers and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc, and he's posting a worse assist-to-turnover ratio while continuing to struggle—albeit a bit less—on the preventing end."

Fromal continued.

"He's also erred too far on the side of passivity alongside Fred VanVleet and Alperen Şengün.
He should figure it out, but he's currently light-years away from the expected third-year burst to prominence."

Green is averaging 19.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 43 percent from the field (career-best), 36 percent from deep (career-best), and 55.8 percent true shooting (also a career best).

Although Green's shots haven't always fallen, he's managed to contribute with his playmaking and improved defense.