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Jalen Green 'needs' to win Rookie of the YearSeptember 13, 2021 | 12:34 PM

Rockets rookie Jalen Green said in August that he "need[s]" to win Rookie of the Year. Analysis: "I need it. I feel like I'm the best player in the class," Green told Chris Hayes of Yahoo Sports. "I didn't go No. 1, so I'm going to go get the Rookie of the Year." The lone player drafted ahead of him, Cade Cunningham, is a slight betting favorite to win the award. Win or lose, Green is poised to score in bunches with a featured role and enough counting stats to justify a mid-round fantasy valuation.

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