Patrick Beverley, a veteran point guard for the Chicago Bulls, has made a bold claim to be the best offensive-rebounding point guard in NBA history.
While Beverley’s confidence is admirable, his claim to be the best offensive-rebounding point guard in NBA history simply doesn’t stack up against the numbers. Russell Westbrook holds the record for the most offensive rebounds by a point guard in NBA history, with 1757. He is followed by Jason Kidd with 1718, and Magic Johnson with 1561.
Despite having limited offensive abilities, Beverley has managed to earn a fortune in the league by being a pest on defense and doing the little things. While this is a true testament to his confidence, the statistics tell a different story.
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Beverley has only accumulated 631 offensive rebounds in his 11-year NBA career, with an average of just 1.4 per game. Although he is currently averaging 2.2 offensive rebounds per game for the Bulls, he has a long way to go before claiming the title of the best offensive-rebounding point guard ever. Nonetheless, his defensive skills and tenacity on the court have earned him a spot on the NBA All-Defensive team three times.
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Are Patrick Beverley and The Bulls Struggling?
Meanwhile, the Bulls have slipped out of the Play-In Tournament berths with a 31-37 record after their recent loss to the Sacramento Kings. They are currently 0.5 games behind the Washington Wizards for the 10th seed and 0.5 games ahead of the Indiana Pacers for the 12th seed.
After being traded by the Los Angeles Lakers right before the 2023 trade deadline, Beverley boldly revealed his plans of knocking them out of the postseason, with the Bulls scheduled to face them twice in their last ten regular season games. However, with the Lakers’ recent winning streak, it doesn’t seem likely.
As the Bulls continue to fight for a spot in the postseason, it remains to be seen whether Beverley will have the opportunity to back up his bold claims and prove himself on the court.