Should Patrick Beverley come off the bench?
The Houston Rockets re-signed Patrick Beverley to a four-year, $25 million contract, keeping the feisty point guard around for the foreseeable future. But Beverley doesn't solve the team's most pressing problem, which is they need more ball-handling and a secondary playmaker.
It's something James Harden requested in his exit interview after the team was eliminated by the Golden State Warriors. There aren't many ways to solve it in free agency, but the trade market could be an option.
Either way, is Beverley better suited to come off the bench? FanSided's Rockets blog House of Houston tries to answer the question:
"He could be that high-energy guy that he was when he was backing up Jeremy Lin eventually becoming the starter after Lin suffering quite a few woes — i.e. turnovers — on the court. He did his most damage in that role and I don’t think there would be any problem in running a tandem of two talented guards at the one-spot."
Beverley can defend starting point guards and knock down open threes, but his inability to create off the dribble hampers his effectiveness in Houston's starting lineup. But if the Rockets can't find a replacement, playing Beverley 30 minutes a night isn't the worst thing in the world.
(h/t: House of Houston)
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