Is Former Clippers Guard Patrick Beverley Headed to the Brooklyn Nets?

Published 08/16/2021, 7:30 PM EDT
Jun 18, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverly goes to the floor to grab a loose ball between Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale (23) and guard Donovan Mitchell (45) during game six in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports


Patrick Beverley, arguably the most outspoken trash talker in today’s NBA, is out of Hollywood. Beverly who advertised the “rise of the L.A. Clippers” back in 2019, now finds himself heading to Memphis for the 2021-22 season, with nothing to show for the Clippers’ supposed Los Angeles takeover.

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However, it’s likely that Pat Bev won’t be with the Grizzlies for too long. Certainly not, with the Nets prying via a buyout! Following a ‘revenge szn’ of sorts, Tyronn Lue and his boys made their 1st Western Conference Finals in franchise history.

Jun 22, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) celebrates with Paul George (13) and Terance Mann (14) against the Phoenix Suns in the second half during game two of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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What does Patrick Beverley bring to the table?

With L.A. falling short in the Phoenix series without franchise star Kawhi Leonard, the front office have pulled the trigger to sign veteran guard Eric Bledsoe. While the Bledsoe signing provides the added depth, the franchise has dealt away Beverly and Rajon Rondo, 2 key pieces of L.A’s plans.

While Pat Bev is a pure trash talker, does Brooklyn really need yet another point guard? Following an injury ridden burnout in the playoffs, Brooklyn have picked up key role pieces strengthening their bench strength. However, defense has always been an issue. With Brooklyn’s cap space now maxed out,

Considering Beverley’s credentials as a defensive expert, his dogged defense is a pure asset for the Nets. Beverley, with a defensive rating of 108.3 has left it all on the floor, averaging 1.1spg over the last 2 seasons. However, with excellence on the defensive end, comes compromise on the offensive!

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Pat Bev as the Clippers starter PG only averaged 7.5ppg, on 41% shooting from the field, and 35% from 3. However, he is a good FT shooter, which adds to the long list of knockdown shooters already on the Nets’ roster.

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Is his exuberance a must have for Brooklyn, who are already fielding polarizing personalities in Kyrie Irving and James Harden? Does Sean Marks have another ace up his sleeve? What does the future hold for Beverley?

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Nikhil Naik

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Nikhil Naik is an NBA writer at EssentialySports. Having completed his bachelor's degree in Hospitality, he has worked with the Indian Hotels Company Limited, at the Taj in Mumbai. Nikhil has been playing basketball since 2014.

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