Kevin Porter Jr. pushing for Rockets to draft Jalen Green?
Kevin Porter Jr. averaged 16.6 points per game for the Rockets last season, Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets have the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft, and one of their young cornerstones seems to be nudging them to go in a particular direction with the pick.

Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. posted a cryptic tweet on Saturday in which he declared, “I’m a point guard.”

Porter’s tweet might not make much sense at first glance. But he recently left a comment on the Instagram Live broadcast of top draft prospect Jalen Green talking about what a great backcourt they would make together. You can see the exchange here. The two have also already battled at the G League level, as Green signed with the G League Ignite straight out of high school.

For what it’s worth, Green is a true shooting guard and Porter is a combo guard who took on greater ball-handling responsibilities for the Rockets last season. Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham is likely to go with the No. 1 overall pick, but Green is a strong option for Houston at No. 2 along with players such as USC center Evan Mobley and Gonzaga point guard Jalen Suggs.

Porter has already flashed some of his upside as a point guard, so it makes sense that he might be pushing the Rockets to use their pick on Green.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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