The Houston Rockets prefer Jalen Green over Evan Mobley at No. 2, sources tell Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer. Teams are planning for scenarios in which the Rockets select Green at No. 2 even though Mobley is ranked second on the draft boards of most executives, scouts and draft analysts.
Green spent last season in the G League with the Ignite while Mobley was a one-and-done at USC.
The Rockets have a longer time horizon, which could allow them to be patient with the upside of Green.