3. Patrick Beverley
On the surface, it doesn't look like Patrick Beverley is having that bad of a campaign. Coming off the bench, the veteran guard is averaging 2.7 points (on 66/7% shooting), 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.0 blocks while playing a career-low 17 minutes per night.
Unfortunately, things aren't as promising as they seem.
For starters, Beverley is averaging 7.6 points per 100 possessions — the worst mark of his 12-year career. And while he's most relied on for his defense, he's struggled in that area, too, resulting in a personal-worst 93.5 defensive rating on top of a minus-2.1 box plus/minus.
It certainly doesn't help that he's averaging 6.6 personal fouls per 100 — again, another career worst.
Beverley's struggles aren't as noticeable due to his low playing time. However, what happens if Tyrese Maxey is sidelined, thrusting the 35-year-old into a bigger role? The 76ers would be in trouble if his current level of play continues.
Only signed to a one-year deal, Beverley's $2 million cap hit is easily moveable if a trade is eventually in the cards. Still, he's a valuable defender when he's on his game and a team like the 76ers can never have too many of those, so let's keep our fingers crossed that Beverley turns things around before it's too late.
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