Patrick Beverley to Los Angeles Lakers!

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Patrick Beverley to Los Angeles Lakers!

Patrick Beverley is a new Los Angeles Lakers player! Beverley, traded from Minnesota to Utah in the Gobert affair, will not play with the Jazz, but will play with the yellow-purple, with LeBron James. Lakers will give up Talen Horton-Tucker and Stanley Johnson, who will play for Utah Jazz.

Beverley gives competitive spirit and a lot of playoff experience and excellent defensive skills to reinforce the roster of the Californian franchise. Patrick has already played in Los Angeles, with the Clippers. Beverley is out of contract, making James and Davis the only players under contract until the 2023-24 season.

Beverley is a player with excellent mobility and agility and, despite the below average height for his role, he manages to defend against more handsome and tall guards than him.

Patrick Beverley to Los Angeles Lakers!

Thanks to a remarkable mental toughness, the suffocating defense poured on his opponent, allows him to be considered one of the best perimeter defenders of the league, as evidenced by the 2 insertions in the defensive quintets.

Often his toughness (due to the great competitive enthusiasm he puts on the field) has also led him to have fights with opponents, which he sometimes provokes by practicing trash talking. On June 28, 2017, the Los Angeles Clippers acquired Beverley, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndre Liggins, Lou Williams, Kyle Wiltjer and a first pick in the Houston Rockets' 2018 Draft in exchange for Chris Paul.

In his Clippers debut on October 19, 2017, Beverley scored 10 points in a 108-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. On November 22, 2017, he missed the rest of the season after undergoing an arterial repair of the lateral meniscus and a microfracture procedure on his right knee.

He is available again only in the following season. On December 4, 2018, he received a $ 25,000 fine from the NBA for throwing a ball at a fan who insulted him heavily and repeatedly during the game against the Dallas Mavericks played (and lost 114-110) the day before. On July 1st, he extends his contract with the Clippers with a three-year contract worth 40 million dollars.