Patrick Beverley is a super optimist — how else can you explain these comments?
Last season James Harden averaged 29 points, 6.1 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game while playing the full 82-game slate and leading the league in minutes.
That stat line didn’t allow him to return to the top of the MVP voting, but Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley believes big things are in store for Harden this season.
While chatting with Oliver Maroney of Basketball Insiders — Beverley broke down his expectations for Harden:
“MVP and leading us to the Finals. Simple.”
Beverley went on to explain why:
“James is like a brother to me, so I’ve seen him improve each year in (regards to) him being a leader,” he said.
Harden is hell-bent on restoring some of the lost luster that prevented him from making any of the All NBA teams — despite those gaudy stats.