Jaylen Green has been out for more than a month after pulling a hamstring in the first quarter of a game against the Bulls on Nov. 15, and thus missed the Rockets’ seventh straight win.
“It’s interesting timing for Jaylen Green to choose his comeback, again with the Bulls, probably to get up where he fell down.” Murphy said with a smile.
The Bulls are also currently experiencing a hiring shortage, as several of the team’s starters have been quarantined due to triggering health protocols.
Jaylen Green recently took to his personal Twitter account to reveal his eagerness to come back and play. As a top draft pick, the entire league is watching the potential rookie, who has not been recognized by the league for his previous performance and hopes to play on a high note after his comeback.
The Rockets recently cut House, leaving the No. 4 jersey vacant, so Jaylen Green can finally wear the No. 4 he’s been wanting to wear, and his personal “JL4” brand can officially go online. The Rockets have applied to the league for a new jersey number for Jaylen Green. According to league rules, players must apply for a new jersey number before the season, so I don’t know if the league will agree this time.
In 1994, Jordan made his first comeback and chose to wear his NBA jersey number 45, but after playing 22 games, he still couldn’t find his form and had to change back to jersey number 23, which was fined $100,000 by the league.
According to American sources, Rockets general manager Raphael Stone personally submitted an application to the league to change the number, whether Jaylen Green can put on the No. 4 jersey this season as he wishes, we will see.