Patrick Beverley‘s floor games have been excellent in recent action for the Houston Rockets.
It’s late in the season and the Rockets, headed to the playoffs, are likely to face a top notch opponent and will probably enter the series as decisive underdogs. A team like the Rockets need some one to have a hot hand in a certain area. Beverley’s improvement is dishing the ball off to likely scorers. It’s not a bad time to have this type of improvement from a playmaker late in the regular season as the team is getting ready for the playoffs.
It’s not a bad idea to have the improvement in the NBA playoffs either.
Beverley is averaging 5.5 points. 2.6 rebounds and 2.60 assists per game in the 36 contests he’s appeared in for the Rockets as a rookie from Arkansas. He’s averaging 17.1 minutes a game and is shooting 42 percent from the floor and 39.5 percent from the 3-point range.
His assists in recent games have been coming in handy. He’s indicated to coach Kevin McHale that he’s going to be ready to deliver for the playoffs.
In a loss to Denver on Saturday, Beverley was 3-of-3 from the floor, scored just seven points but had nine assists. He had six assists and seven points while shooting 3-of-3 against the Portland Trail Blazers, and five assists the previous game against the Sacramento Kings.
If he can stay consistent, Beverley will be a very valuable player for the Rockets the rest of the season.