Patrick Beverley Highlights the Kyrie Irving, James Harden Level Skillset of His Teammate

Published 10/07/2021, 4:10 PM EDT


The Minnesota Timberwolves are ready to be the dark horses of the coming season. The fairly strong roster is coming off a disappointing season finishing second last in the Western Conference. However, D’Angelo Russell’s injury was the main reason for that. Now they have made some changes to the roster like adding Patrick Beverley to add some depth and experience to this young roster.

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Going into the coming season, the roster has made some changes but is mainly the same at the core level of the franchise. They will again rely on former number one picks Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards. But with D’Angelo Russell, this franchise can actually ruin some aspirations.

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Some players on this roster are very confident about the return of Russell. They highly rate what the point guard could achieve with this franchise. Among those who are most excited about Rusell’s return is the new veteran guard, Patrick Beverley.

Patrick Beverley on the strengths of D’Angelo Russell

The fresh addition to the Timberwolves roster, Patrick Beverley is a veteran guard in the NBA. Houston drafted him into the NBA in 2013. Ever since then, he has been an active participant in the Playoffs with every team he has been on. Therefore, he knows exactly what kind of talent it takes to be among the greats in the league.

According to Blue Wire’s Dave Moore, Patrick Beverley is extremely optimistic about his chance to play with D’Angelo Russell. He said Russell is, “Godgifted skill-wise, can pass the ball, can shoot, can get to the free-throw line.

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – APRIL 24: Head coach Kevin McHale of the Houston Rockets talks with James Harden #13, Patrick Beverley #12, Omer Asik #3 and Carlos Delfino #10 during a break from Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena on April 24, 2013, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Having played with James Harden at Houston, he made Russell’s comparison to his former teammate. And also with Kyrie Irving who he has faced several times in the league. Therefore, he is well acquainted with the players he is comparing his teammate with.

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This opinion from the veteran point guard highlights the confidence required to develop chemistry. Which is key to building a championship-winning roster. The key core pieces of Russell, Edwards, and Towns have the potential to be the next big three in the league. Therefore, the question that now remains is: Will D’Angelo Russell be able to meet Beverley’s expectations?

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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