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Rockets Sign Jalen Green
Posted: August 5, 2021 -- 12:53 p.m.
The Houston Rockets today announced they have signed guard Jalen Green, who was the second overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. Rookie scale contracts are guaranteed for the first two years, with team options on the third and fourth years. Green's salary will be approximately $8.99 M in 2021-22; $9.44 M in '22-23; $9.89 M in '23-'24; and $12.48 M in '24-'25.
Green is scheduled to play for the Rockets entry in NBA Summer League 2021, which runs from August 8-17 in Las Vegas.
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Green (6'6", 178), who turned 19 years old on February 9, was the first player to sign with NBA G League Ignite, a team dedicated to the development and mentorship of top young prospects in preparation for the NBA Draft. In 15 G League games last season, he averaged 17.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.53 steals, and 2.1 3-pointers made. Green tallied 30 points, 7 assists, 5 boards, and 3 steals in the Ignite's lone playoff game vs. Raptors 905.
As a senior at California's Prolific Prep in 2019-20, Green averaged 31.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Green was ranked as the No. 1 high school prospect in the Class of 2020 by ESPN and was a McDonald's All-American.
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