Patrick Beverley Talks All-Defensive First Team and Future with the Rockets

Apr 3, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) attempts to steal the ball from Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) during the first quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) attempts to steal the ball from Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) during the first quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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One Rockets guard made some interesting comments today.

Patrick Beverley is a defensive beast for the Houston Rockets. Today in an interview with the media, Pat gave two interesting statements. In one of them, he stated that he wishes to be on the All-Defensive First Team this season. This team, of course, will be announced at the NBA Awards show on TNT on June 26.

Beverley certainly has a case for the team as he is a defensive pest and rebounds better than some big men. Patrick finished the year averaging nearly 6 rebounds per game, third among point guards to Russell Westbrook and James Harden. He also plays incredible on-ball defense, including covering up Russ for a game-winning defensive stop earlier in the season.

Beverley’s previous best finish was in 2013-2014 when he appeared on the All-Defensive Second Team. Due to Pat being arguably better on defense this season, we will see if he deservingly makes the First Team.

.@patbev21 hopeful to be named to the NBA First Team All-Defensive team: "That's one of my goals I put on my refrigerator." #Rockets pic.twitter.com/qnEIHETlJ2

— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) June 18, 2017

Patrick Beverley’s future with the team

The other statement Beverley gave dealt with his situation with the team. With all the speculation surrounding a potential Chris Paul to Houston signing, Bev addressed it and said that “there are a lot of teams that want my talent.” While this statement is true, hopefully, Bev stays in Houston no matter what happens.

.@patbev21: "It's some speculation I might be going to another team..There are a lot of teams that want my talent. That's a special feeling" pic.twitter.com/tT18cIWeBi

— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) June 18, 2017

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Due to Patrick Beverley only making $6 million next season, he would be a very affordable backup should the Rockets acquire CP3. Even if they do not sign a point guard this offseason, the guard combo of Harden, Beverley, and Gordon are definitely good enough to help the Rockets compete with the Warriors. Add Lou in there potentially and Houston might have the best 4 guard combo in the league. Chris Paul would just be icing on the cake for the Rockets.

Patrick Beverley is the heart and soul of this Houston Rockets team. His potential departure would be a very tough pill to swallow and fans of the team would be quite upset. The Rockets gave Beverley his first big opportunity in the league so it would be nice for him to stay here awhile.

*All stats via Basketball-Reference*

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