‘The National Basketball League added a number of honors for the inaugural 2017 NBA Awards. One of those honors was the NBA Hustle Award. And it could not have been given to a more perfect player in its first year, Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley.
Beverley, 28, was selected off a series of hustle stats kept by the NBA. Players who played a minimum of 50 regular season games and at least 15 minutes per game were eligible.
Five Hustle stats were measured including screen assists, deflections, loose balls recovered, charges drawn, and shots contested — players were compared by positions.
Beverley was determined to have the highest aggregate score with Draymond Green, Stephen Curry, Gorgui Dieng, Nerlens Noel, Nene, Kenneth Faried, Tony Allen, Thaddeus Young and Paul Millsap finishing the top 10.
Beverley finished in the top 10 among guards in loose balls (1, 1.64 per game), charges drawn (2, 0.33), deflections (9, 3.10), and screen assists (7, 0.72).