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Has 2023-24 Season Been a Down Shooting Year for Rockets' Jalen Green?

Jalen Green has been the Houston Rockets shooting guard for the past three seasons, but his shooting needs improvement.

Jalen Green is the straw that stirs the drink for the Houston Rockets. When Green plays well, the Rockets' chances of winning increases significantly. When he doesn't, the correlation checks out. 

As a shooting guard, Green needs to be an efficient shooter, but Bleacher Report has listed him as one of the worst in the league this season.

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Rockets' Jalen Green shoots over 76ers' Tyrese Maxey.

"Jalen Green is not shy about getting shots up," Bleacher Report writes. "This season, he's 16th in the league in total three-point attempts and 25th in three-point attempts per game. When you put up that many threes while making just 31.6 percent of them (against a league average of 36.7), you take a lot of points off the board. 

"In fact, Green is dead last among the players sampled for this exercise in that category...and he hasn't been much better from the mid-range."

Only Washington Wizards guard Jordan Poole ranked lower in Bleacher Report's ranking than Green.

The Rockets want Green to take shots, and he's been given the green light. But if the Rockets want to take the next step as a team, Green needs to make these shots at a higher clip than what he's given at this current moment in time.

If Green can take the next step in the final year of his contract, he could be given an extension and a solidified spot on the Rockets as they take that next step towards contention.

While averaging 23.6 points over the previous five games, Green has had arguably his best shooting performances nailing 48.9 percent of his shot attempts. 

The Rockets are back in action on Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT at the Frost Bank Center.