NBA mock draft 5.0: Pistons locked on Cade Cunningham, but what will Rockets do at No. 2?

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For weeks, numerous media reports have suggested that the Rockets hold significant interest in G League Ignite guard Jalen Green. The athletic 19-year-old is projected to be chosen in the top four of the 2021 NBA draft, and Houston picks at No. 2 overall in the first round.

Now, there’s new intelligence that the 6-foot-5 guard appears equally intrigued by Houston as his potential NBA destination. Per Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo, Green’s camp is believed to prefer the Rockets as his spot over the Cleveland Cavaliers at No. 3.

Similarly, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony and Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday that Green only plans to work out with two teams before the July 29 draft. Those teams are the Rockets at No. 2, and the Detroit Pistons at No. 1. Those workouts are expected to occur over the coming days.

That doesn’t guarantee that Green will be chosen in the top two, of course. But it does appear to signal confidence from Green’s camp in that outcome, since they don’t seem to be planning for any other scenarios.

"Much of the chatter I’ve heard the past couple weeks has suggested that the #Rockets prefer Jalen Green to Evan Mobley at this spot."

"For what it’s worth, Green’s camp is thought to prefer Houston as a destination, rather than landing in Cleveland one pick later." 🤘 https://t.co/TURPTwobkf

— Chris A. White 🐻 (@fyrebear) July 20, 2021

According to the report, Jalen Green is currently only planning on working out for the Pistons and Rockets. https://t.co/tscWmvjcof

— ClutchFans (@clutchfans) July 20, 2021

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Cade Cunningham drops in on Tigers game and fans get excited

The Detroit News 21 July, 2021 - 06:11am

In one video posted to Cunningham’s Instagram account, he shows Comerica Park with the caption: “Detroit, Michigan.”

Another video shows fans at Comerica Park chanting, “We want Cade!” and the audio seems to capture Cunningham reacting to that with appreciation.

A fan, Nick Lundy, posted two photos on Twitter, one with Cunningham and another with Pistons rookie Saddiq Bey.

Cunningham, the freshman wing from Oklahoma State, is projected to be the top player in the draft and barring a trade, is likely to be the Pistons’ pick.

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