Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has provided some insight on why NBA big men should be rooting for the Los Angeles Lakers in their second-round playoffs matchup against the Houston Rockets. Green even invoked the likes of Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic in arguing his point.

According to Green, a Rockets upset against LA could potentially have major implications on the role of an NBA big man moving forward:

That's an excellent point from Green here. The Rockets have been outstanding in executing their micro-ball style of play, and this team has thrived playing without a legitimate center.

The Lakers have a huge height advantage against Houston in this series, and this is one of the major factors that many believe will give LA the edge in this matchup. However, if the Rockets somehow eliminate the heavily-favored Lakers in this series, then it would pretty much disprove this notion.

As Green points out above, this might just be something that the league adapts even further. As it is, the value of the big man is already a far cry from what it was a decade or so ago, but if the micro-ball becomes a trend, then it will cause further damage their worth.

The Rockets just took the first step in this potential upset, with Houston downing LA in their first game of the series. They did so quite impressively, blowing out a lackluster Lakers side in the opener, 112-97.

Game 2 is scheduled for Sunday, and it will be interesting to see how the Lakers respond to yet another Game 1 defeat.