Jae’Sean Tate has been the Houston Rockets iron-man over the past two seasons. He has featured in 148 out of a possible 154 games and firmly established himself as a quality contributor. For a player who spent four years in college, post-grad years in Belgium and Australia, and entered the NBA at the ripe age of 25, Tate is the ultimate story of perseverance.
Tate’s life story is All-NBA quality, but that doesn’t do much once the game tips off. Fortunately, he is no slouch on the court, even if he isn’t a future All-Star. A decade-long run as a rotation piece is an excellent career outcome, and Tate looks well on his way to securing a lucrative second contract. This is Jae’Sean Tate’s season in review.
Jae’Sean Tate Establishes His Baseline
Jae’Sean Tate’s second NBA season was a near carbon copy of his rookie season. He averaged 11.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game on 49.8% shooting this past season, and 11.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists on 50.6% shooting the season before.
At this point, who Tate is, is firmly established. He’s a valuable rotation piece who brings energy and defense but is limited offensively. He’ll turn 27 in October, and it is fair to wonder if he has another gear to his game. Even if Tate is a finished product, he was still a valuable contributor for the Rockets.