NBA coaches resting players is still a topic, and Patrick Beverley has some thoughts on it.
“I don’t believe in resting. I think that’s bulls—,” he said after Sunday’s game against the Thunder. “I think that’s a disgrace to this league. I think that fans deserve better. I could care less about coaches asking players to rest or not. It’s up to you to play or not, and if you don’t, you’re disrespecting the game. And I don’t believe in disrespecting the game, because there was a time where I wasn’t playing in the NBA and I was trying to get here. So me resting, I feel like, is disrespecting me, disrespecting the name on the front of the jersey and disrespecting the name on the back of the jersey.”
Giles was ranked No. 1 among the freshman class, but has been hindered by three knee surgeries after suffering multiple injuries, including torn ACLs in both knees. The 6-10 forward will be Duke’s ninth one-and-done player since 2011 and the school’s 11th freshman to enter the NBA.
“Playing in the NBA has been my goal for as long as I can remember, and I’m so excited to take the next step in that journey,” Giles said in a statement. “My time at Duke has been a dream come true. I’ve built so many strong relationships here and I have so many people to thank, from Cheap Liverpool Jerseys my teammates and coaches to our medical staff and strength coach. I can’t understate how proud I am to be Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys For Sale part of the Duke basketball program forever.”
Giles, who turns 19 next month, averaged 3.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Blue Devils this season. He is projected to be a first-round pick.