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Houston Rockets: Nick Johnson Year End Review

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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Oct 13, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Nick Johnson (3) attempts to save a ball from going out of bounds during the second quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Regular Season Stats:

In those appearances he averaged 2.6 assists, 1.4 rebounds, 04 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.1 blocks. Further his shooting stats were: 34.7% from the field, a measly 23.8% from three and 68.0% from the line.

There is a direct correlation to Johnson’s game appearances with when Patrick Beverley was out injured early in the season and then again later in the season. The two stretches we saw him appear in consecutive games were during a 10-game run between November 26th through to December 17th, and then again late in the season when he appeared in 10 of the final 18 games.

Suffice to say his numbers show why he wasn’t getting significant minutes as the team was attempting to clinch home court, but their hands were tied without Beverley and having to utilize a combination of Jason Terry, Pablo Prigioni and Johnson.

His best performance of the season occurred in the early season against the Phoenix Suns helping the Rockets to a win when he registered 8 points, 3 rebounds an assist and a steal.

In fairness, Johnson was forced into a point guard role when his true position is a shooting guard and he literally just needs time on the court (ideally with the D-League team or a season overseas) to develop and grow his game.

Next: D-League Stats