• Patrick Beverley
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Patrick Beverley carries outsized influence on the Clippers because of his effort and tenaciousness, something the Clippers struggled to deal without in his absence.

    “His spirit alone lifted us,” coach Doc Rivers said on Saturday. “He just makes so many unselfish plays. Half his points, half the things that happen out there, he gets zero credit for in a stat sheet, yet the meaning for us on the floor is immeasurable.” The Clippers gave their starting guard space while he was away, not asking him to rush back to help the team prepare for what will hopefully be a push toward the franchise’s first championship. The team is still missing Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, both key pieces of their bench unit, but hopefully they will join the team before the beginning of the playoffs.

    Source: LA Times