Shams Charania reveals failed trade plot involving Jalen Green and Mikal Bridges

Jalen Green, the Rockets guard, has been on a purple patch recently, both on and off the field. While his impending fatherhood with Draya Michele drew some negativity, his on-court heroics have made him a standout player in the whole of the Western Conference.

Speaking of Jalen Green, a massive revelation came to light recently, thanks to Shams Charania. The details spilled by the young insider would have been fairly run-of-the-mill trade speculation a few months ago, but now it shows how the Rockets dodged a bullet that had the potential to haunt them for some time to come.

Shams details nixed Jalen Green, Mikal Bridges trade

Several trade rumors surrounded Rockets’ Jalen Green in the latest window but according to the NBA Insider, Shams Charania, the guard’s trade involving the Nets was rejected by the Brooklyn franchise.

Charania recently disclosed that the Houston Rockets had offered Green in exchange for Mikal Bridges, but the Brooklyn Nets refused to let go of their star swingman. The Insider said, “Taking us back two months ago, the Rockets called the Nets on Mikal Bridges and I’m told they discussed a concept around Jalen Green and multiple first-round picks. That deal was not accepted by the Brooklyn Nets. That did not progress anywhere.”

The Rockets had high hopes for their second overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft but Green failed to showcase his potential at the beginning of the season. However, the 22-year-old has been stealing the limelight with his mesmerizing performances and leading the Rockets’ post-season bid.

Jalen Green shines again in Rockets win

The Rockets recorded their longest winning streak in the past five years by winning the ninth consecutive game on Monday night against the Portland Trail Blazers, thanks to Green’s brilliance.

The Rockets started the first quarter in dominant fashion, leading by three points. However, the Blazers went on a late run in the second quarter and turned the tables by taking a 26-19 lead. The play-in spot-hungry Houston showed up in the second half ending the game with a 110-92 victory.

The 22-year-old Green smashed 27 points along with 6 rebounds and 3 assists, marking his sixth straight game where he scored 26 points or more. The Rockets’ head coach Ime Udoka, acknowledging Green’s contribution to the game, said, “It was huge for him to come out in the second half like that.”

In the absence of Jabari Smith Jr. in the last game against the Utah Jazz, Green scored 41 points and helped the Rockets narrow the gap with the Golden State Warriors who are right above them with just a 0.5 game difference. Up until February Green had an average of 18.4 points per game whereas this month alone, he has averaged 27.8 points.

In the late season, Jalen Green seems to have come out of his shell to help the Rockets grab the opportunity to participate in the NBA play-in tournament. The Houston team can hand themselves a huge boost to their post-season ambitions if they can upset the conference big boys OKC in the next game on March 27.

Shalini Ray

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Shalini is a passionate NBA follower who got hooked to the game thanks to Stephen Curry's sharpshooting show. While indulging in the sport of basketball solely within the confines of the school court, she keeps herself as close as possible to the game through all the latest happenings in the world of NBA.


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