With the NBA All Star break taking place last week and all other playing coming to a halt, let's look at how the former Razorbacks are doing so far.
Washington's Bobby Portis has been impactful for his new team, especially from the 3-point arc, and he has really heated up in the month of February. For the season, Portis is averaging 14.8 points and 7.3 rebounds, while since the beginning of this month he has put up 21.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. He is also shooting 41.5% from three for the season, and 53.3% in February. Of his 39 made three pointers on the year, 16 of them came in just 4 of his last 5 games. Additionally, Portis is shooting 46.5% from the field and 76.8% at the free throw line, while averaging 24.9 minutes per game. Playing in just 26 games due to two injuries, Portis has four 20-point games and two 30-point games.
Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley is averaging 7.3 points on 39.9% field goal shooting this season. He has hit 77 of 201 (38.3%) three pointers, and is shooting 77.7% from the line. Beverley is also averaging 4.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 0.8 steals in 26.8 minutes per game. Though inconsistently so, he has put up 17 double-digit scoring efforts, including a season high of 21 points.
When games resume this week, Portis will continue to settle in with his new team and try to break into the starting lineup, while Beverley will likely keep his starting role that he earned a few weeks ago.