Point guard Patrick Beverley, a longtime Los Angeles Clippers player, will play with the rival Lakers franchise next season, he announced in a Tweet on Thursday, confirming the announcement of his transfer by several media. “I woke up LakerWrote Beverley, who had been with the Utah Jazz since the offseason after helping the Minnesota Timberwolves reach the playoffs last season, was traded for Talen Horton-Tucker and Stanley Johnson.
Aged 34, a fierce defender and a willing provocateur on the court, Beverley has long been a hated opponent of the Lakers. “I can’t wait for him to let loose this seasontweeted his future teammate, superstar LeBron James. To which he replied:Same thing, it’s gone.» «I used to hate Beverley when he played against my Lakers (lol, laugh out loud) but now I love him because he’s on our team and he’s going to help us get to the finals!“, rejoiced the legend of the club Magic Johnson.
Last season, the franchisepurple and gold“, whose last title of champion dates back to 2020, had not succeeded in this objective, certainly weighed down by injuries but also by the inadequacy of the star Russell Westbrook, however recruited at a price of gold. Beverley, who played in Ukraine, Greece and Russia in his younger days before making his NBA debut with Houston in 2013, will compete with him at point guard. Averaging 9.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game, he helped the Timberwolves reach the playoffs in the spring for only the second time since 2004.