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July 12, 2019, 4:50 pmPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers have made their re-signing of Patrick Beverley official.
Beverley is back on a three-year, $40 million deal and should be the full-time starting point guard now that the Clippers have dealt Shai Gilgeous-Alexander away. It was a slow start to the season last year for Beverley, but he found his footing when the Clips starting using him in three-guard lineups. They certainly won't need to do that again given their new wing players, but Beverley's looking like a solid top-100 guy after a strong top-75 finish over the final two months of last season.
Source: LA Clippers
July 1, 2019, 1:24 amPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverley has reached an agreement on a three-year, $40 million deal to remain with the Clippers.
Beverley is a wonderful cultural fit for a Clippers team that typically ends up as more than the sum of its parts. He drew serious interest around the league but will ultimately re-up with the Clippers. It's not the best spot for his fantasy value with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lou Williams and Landry Shamet all occupying heavy backcourt roles, but Beverley's stat set should support standard-league value. And yes, the Clippers still have space available for a max contract.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 1, 2019, 12:47 amPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
The Mavs and Patrick Beverley did not have their scheduled meeting on Sunday, per Brad Townsend of the Dallas News.
The Mavs got bogged down in the Jimmy Butler sign-and-trade that may or may not be happening, so they were unable to loop up for a chat with Beverley. Townsend adds that things don't sound as promising with Beverley as they did this time yesterday, so that's not great news for the Mavs. Beverley is going to have plenty of suitors on the open market and certainly does not need to wait for a meeting with Dallas if he doesn't want to.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
June 29, 2019, 9:42 pmMarcus MorrisPF, Boston Celtics
Andrew Greif reports that the Clippers have reached out to the reps of both Marcus Morris and Patrick Beverley.
Morris makes sense for the Clippers due to his hard-nosed, no-nonsense desire to win – something that's aligned with the culture that the Clippers want to establish. Beverley is already a hot commodity right now and the Clippers are just doing their due diligence and keeping their options open, should they fail to land any big-name free agents.
Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter
June 29, 2019, 9:28 pmPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Sean Deveney reports that the Mavs and Bulls have reached out to Patrick Beverley to set up meetings.
Beverley, who will be in LA meeting with the Lakers on Sunday, appears to have a strong market in free agency. His strong perimeter defense, passing ability and 3-point shooting make for an excellent role-player package for any NBA team.
Source: Sean Deveney on Twitter
June 29, 2019, 8:17 pmPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
The Lakers have reached out to Patrick Beverley's reps and hope to sign him when free agency gets underway on July 1st.
The Lakers need to fill a void at the point guard position after trading Lonzo Ball as part of the package that landed them Anthony Davis. Beverley should provide solid defense, dimes and some 3-point shooting as a role-player on the Lakers should he decide to sign there.
Source: Brad Turner on Twitter
June 27, 2019, 11:53 amPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverley is reportedly looking for a three-year deal worth over $40 million in free agency.
All told, that's not unreasonable for an elite defender who can knock down threes and keep the offense humming. Beverley is receiving interest from the Bulls, Mavs, Lakers and Clippers, though more teams could get involved once the top point guards are off the market. Beverley's a fairly safe bet to return late-middle round fantasy value as long as he gets the proper playing time.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
June 25, 2019, 12:58 pmPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Per sources of The Dallas Morning News, the Mavs and Patrick Beverley regard on another as a "perfect fit."
Beverley, who is also in high demand with the Lakers and Sixers, is said to have plans to meet with the Mavs near the start of free agency, though Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reported that a meeting hasn't been scheduled yet. Even after the Mavs extend Kristaps Porzingis, they'll have a ton of money left to round out their roster. Beverley will be a very busy man when free agency opens up next week.
Source: Dallas News
June 24, 2019, 8:32 pmPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
According to Brad Townsend, Patrick Beverley plans to meet with the Mavs, though a meeting has not been scheduled.
He's also planning to meet with other teams, as we've heard before. Beverley appears to be in-demand this summer and he should produce similar stats to what he's put up over the last few seasons regardless of his landing spot. Whether he's with a bad team like the Bulls, a middling team like the Mavs or a potential contender like the Lakers, one would think he'll be signing in a spot where he'll be starting.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
June 18, 2019, 4:55 pmPatrick BeverleyG, Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverley acknowledged that he's heard the rumblings that the Lakers have interest in him by replying to a comment on twitter with, "That's what I heard. Shit real huh."
In another tidbit from silly season, we have confirmation of a player showing he's listening to the rumblings out there as well. Beverley would make perfect sense for the Lakers especially if they landed a Jimmy Butler or Kyrie Irving in free agency. PBev will have quite a few suitors this summer and it will be interesting to see what he ultimately decides on doing.
Source: Patrick Beverley on Twitter
June 17, 2019, 9:53 pmPatrick BeverleyG, Los Angeles Clippers
According to Sean Deveney, Patrick Beverley will be taking as many as five free agent meetings prior to meeting with the Clippers.
The Clippers have bigger fish to fry, and Beverley might not want to wait around for them. He will rightfully be getting a lot of attention during free agency. While Beverley is not a great offensive player, he could fit in a variety of places with his defensive intensity and leadership. Anywhere from a rebuilding team like in his hometown of Chicago where they could use some veteran tenacity to a potential contending team like Lakers who just need a lockdown defender, Beverley would be a nice addition that shouldn't break the bank. No matter where he goes, he should continue to get enough minutes (he hasn't played less than 27 mpg since his rookies season) to be relevant in shallow leagues.
Source: Sean Deveney on Twitter
June 14, 2019, 8:44 pmPatrick BeverleyG, Los Angeles Clippers
According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, while Patrick Beverley is keeping his options open in free agency, he would be excited to play for his hometown team, the Bulls.
The Clippers have made no secret that signing a top-tier free agent in the likes of Kevin Durant or Kawhi Leonard is their priority this off-season. They also have a young and talented option in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who can soon take over Bev's job. That said, teams looking for some veteran leadership at the point guard position, like the Suns and Bulls appear to be logical destinations for Beverley. At this point, it's really too early to tell where the 30-year-old journeyman will be hanging his jersey in 2019-20, but at least his roots in the Windy City are well-established and clearly would be a welcome landing spot for him.
Source: Chicago Tribune
June 4, 2019, 11:39 amPatrick BeverleyG, Los Angeles Clippers
John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports is reporting that the Suns are not shopping the No. 6 pick for a veteran point guard and that a few names to keep an eye on in free agency are Cory Joseph, Patrick Beverley, Darren Collison and TJ McConnell.
The Suns have not had a viable point guard on the roster for almost two years, something that has not only made winning nearly impossible, but made the professional lives of the influx of young players on the roster much more difficult. Gambo is known to be close to owner Robert Sarver and this list includes guys who will likely be affordable for the Suns.
Source: John Gambadoro on Twitter
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