Since the Houston Rockets are a bit short at the point guard position, we’ll take a look at three available point guards that could excel in limited minutes on the team.
The Houston Rockets are one of the most well-rounded teams in the NBA.
They have two elite playmakers, a bevy of 3-point shooters, and multiple defensive stoppers. The Rockets are on track to make a massive improvement from their 18th ranked defensive a year ago. Despite Patrick Beverley‘s glue-like defense, Chris Paul is an upgrade both offensively and defensively at the point guard position.
Not only does Paul force more turnovers than Beverley, averaging 2.0 steals a game to Beverley’s 1.5, but he also has a bigger impact on his team’s defensive performance. Paul led all point guards with a 2.76 defensive real plus-minus, more than doubling Beverley’s mark of 1.37, who finished in second place.
Obviously, Chris Paul is far superior to Beverley on offense. He’s a double-double machine that can score on all three levels with a high degree of efficiency. Paul is the biggest offseason upgrade at the point guard position in the entire NBA. Perhaps, one of his most important role will be relieving James Harden‘s massive offensive burden.
“The biggest advantage is for 48 minutes we have a Hall of Fame point guard (either Harden or Paul) on the floor. That’s huge.”
That’s great in theory, but anything can happen over the course of an NBA season. What if Paul or Harden suffers an injury that sidelines them for an extended amount of time? Who will run the offense while the only healthy star takes his rest?
With respect to Tim Quarterman and Isaiah Taylor, the Rockets need a veteran point guard that can run an offense for a contending team. Here are three point guards that the Houston Rockets should consider signing.
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