Houston Rockets rookie guard Jalen Green, as per Yahoo Sports, will get a precautionary MRI on his injured right hamstring.
Green, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, suffered the injury during a Summer League game against the Toronto Raptors in Las Vegas on Thursday.
According to the source, Green, who had 13 points and three rebounds before leaving the game, will most likely be held out of the rest of the Summer League season.
“I don’t have anything to prove here,” Green said to the Houston Chronicle after the game.
“I got to prove it in the NBA, and that’s what I’m going to try to do,” Green added.
“I think I proved myself this week. We’re just going to be cautious and get ready for the season, in case it is anything. But it’s just tight. I feel good. I’m sad that I had to leave that game, but I feel good,” he further said.
In three games in Las Vegas, Green, 19, averaged 20.3 points and 4.3 rebounds.
Last season, he started 15 games for the NBA G League Ignite, averaging 17.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.5 steals.
In his debut NBA Summer League game, the Filipino-American guard made a strong mark, leading the Houston Rockets to an 84-76 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Green scored 23 points on 9-of-18 shooting in 30 minutes of action, adding five rebounds and two assists.
Green, whose mother hails from the Philippines, displayed his scoring prowess by finishing through contact and finding his rhythm from the perimeter. He also made four of his nine long-distance efforts.
He outperformed Cavaliers’ third-round pick Evan Mobley, who shot 6-of-17 from the field and scored 12 points.