Has not had a game where he committed more than 3 turnovers. Lin has had 3 games with 5 turnovers and 1 each with 6 and 8 TOs. Or 47 TOs this season for Lin and 27 for Beverley. You could break it down more and say Lin has played 496 minutes and committed 47 turnovers, that’s one TO every 10 minutes of play time. Whereas Beverley has played 648 minutes and committed 27 turnovers, 1 TO for every 24 minutes of play. Lin’s propensity for coughing the ball up so often easily outweighs the little margin of advantage over Bev he may have in the assist totals column. The PPG discrepancy between them is easily made up for by Bev with the impact he has defending starting PGs...
I posted this on TDS after the POR loss. The Rockets don't need a scorer starting at PG, nor do they need a facilitator. They need someone who can defend (check+), protect the ball (check+), and capitalize on opportunities that come his way in the natural flow of the game, e.g, rebounds, blocks, steals, etc... (check+)... Beverley fits our need there perfectly IMO. Lin's only advantage over Beverley is his ability to create his own shot. Hey, Brooks can create his own shot too!
For the right piece, Lin is definitely expendable and easily replaceable compared to other PGs in his salary range. So if he is part of the "inevitable" Omer package, I would neither be shocked nor disappointed.
To put Beverley in perspective, in the 9 games since Lin's injury, Beverley has played over 30 minutes per game, has scored in double figures 3 times, shot over 40% once, is under 30% from the 3 pt. line, has averaged more fouls than assists, and has an assist/TO ratio of less than 2:1. He has also never outscored/out-assisted his PG counterparts and has been clearly been overmatched (even if you want to be charitable and give him props for his 'pestiness') at both ends of the floor in at least one-half of his games. He is not a quality NBA starting PG.