Unable to take Cunningham with the second overall pick, the Rockets substitute to Jalen Green with the second pick. One of the most versatile scorers in the draft, Green provides the scoring that the Rockets need. While Evan Mobley is arguably better than Green, the Rockets don't necessarily need a big man with Christian Wood in town. A backcourt partner with KPJ in this draft would be nice, and Green can give them that.
The Rockets have four guards in free agency prepared to leave, and they can address their big man issue later in the draft. With this pick, they go with the 6-6 Green, an NBA ready guard with athleticism and someone who can bring excitement to Houston.