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LISTEN: Bill Simmons and Rockets Star Jalen Green Bury The Hatchet

The Bill Simmons vs Jalen Green feud has apparently come to an end

Out of any NBA media personalities, the Ringer's Bill Simmons has always been one of the more outspoken. 

Young Rockets star Jalen Green, while not known for being necessarily outspoken, isn't shy either, and has been quick to defend either himself or his teammates against negative press.

Earlier this month on an episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast, the titular host was involved in a discussion about the NBA's All-Rookie teams, expressing his displeasure with the young Rockets star being in the running.

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Jalen Green, Houston Rockets
Jalen Green, Houston Rockets

"Congrats! I’m still rooting for you, don’t let the fake news aggregators ruin it for us. I just liked 2022 Herb Jones more for first-team which was the whole point of the joke. Excited to see what you have in store for your 2nd year, good luck."

And now, after a feud in recent weeks following Simmons's statements, Green joined the podcast, and the two have now seemingly buried the hatchet.

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None of those three players, who are candidates for the All-Rookie team in their own right, were on winning basketball teams.

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Not to mention the New Orleans Pelicans, led by rookie Herb Jones, who finished 36-46, and only made the playoffs by virtue of a weak Western Conference and the new play-in format.

Green, the former No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, exploded onto the scene in his inaugural season, averaging 17.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in 31.9 minutes in 67 regular-season games.

Green ended the year ranked second among all rookie scorers behind only Cunningham (17.4), and hit nearly 43 percent of his shots from the field, including 34 percent from three.


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