The LA Clippers new point guard, Patrick Beverly, will bring some much needed tenacity to the team.
Patrick Beverley is one of the best defenders in the league and came to us as part of the Chris Paul trade and will help the franchise remain competitive in the near future. The LA Clippers‘ move is a win for the organization, with Chris Paul opting into his last year (24.3 mil) to help facilitate the trade to the Houston Rockets. Instead of losing their superstar point guard, they brought back building blocks for the future.
Patrick Beverley, fresh off his “Hustle Award“, will bring a lot to the team. Beverley was just named to First Team All-Defense. He is a baller and a ball hawk, and it will be interesting to see how the team functions moving forward.
Beverley had stats which speak to the player he is: 9.5 PPG, 4.2 APG (career high), 5.9RPG (career high), and 1.5 SPG (career high)
The LA Clippers should be lauded for such a move that brings in a great individual defender and great team player. Beverley will slide right into the point guard position and with so many great PG’s in the Western Conference, his addition does cushion the blow of losing the “Point God.”
Adding Beverley shows the team is gearing for the future and will likely be a more even trade than the names allow it.
Patrick Beverley signed a four-year, 25 million dollar contract in the summer of 2015 and with this being his last year fully guaranteed year, the Clippers brought in a player who could easily be waived if things do not pan out. In the NBA, having a starting point guard who makes 5 million a year is very team friendly. Don’t expect that outcome because Patrick Beverley just became a fan favorite.