3 Draft prospects who could serve as Rockets' Jalen Green upgrade

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2. Dalton Knecht

Dalton Knecht is a bit of an enigma. He was 5-foot-8 heading into his sophomore year, yet currently stands 6-foot-6 and is one of the best players in the SEC.

Scratch that. He's been one of the best scorers in the country.

He's done some legendary things also, as he's the first player in SEC history to have consecutive 35-point games in nearly 35 years, with the last player being Shaquille O'Neal. Knecht dropped 37 on the North Carolina Tar Heels, despite being unable to lead the Tennessee Volunteers to victory.

Knecht is rangy and long, and has a scorer’s mentality. He also has a tough layup package and his arsenal of floaters is tough to stop when he's attacking and driving.

He's also improved his long-range shot every season, as he made 36.1 percent of his treys in 2021-22 (3.8 attempts), 38.1 percent of his treys in 2022-23 (6.3 attempts), and 40.2 percent of his threes this season (5.7 attempts).

He's also shown the potential to be a closer, which a team like the Rockets find themselves in dire need of. And he also has an efficient mid-range shot.

If the Rockets were to select him in the draft, Ime Udoka would have his work cut out for him on the defensive end with Knecht, as he's unimpressive on that end.