Patrick Beverley open to playing for Bulls: ‘I bleed Chicago’
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. While Beverley just helped the Clippers give the Golden State Warriors a scare in the postseason, the veteran plans to test the market.
Beverley’s hometown Chicago Bulls are one potential new destination:
“I am Chicago. I’m from Chicago. I bleed Chicago. I really think I can help the city. I think I can save the city,” Beverley told the Chicago Tribune. “I inspire already. And I’d be a great inspiration just walking around the city of Chicago, knowing I’m from there, knowing that someone made it out and you can go and do the same.”
In 2018-19, Beverley averaged 9.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists while playing elite defense. He is known for getting inside the minds of NBA players — including some of the best — and throwing them off their game.
Beverley is a big fan of the young core the Bulls have in place:
“(The Bulls) got a good young core,” Beverley said. “Coach JB, he seems pretty cool. They just hired Roy Rogers and I’m real familiar with him. They got some young stars in the making. Of course Zach LaVine is a stud. (Lauri) Markkanen is going to be a stud. Wendell Carter Jr. is going to be a stud. It’s all about making the right decision. If it’s not me, then it’s still all love.”
The Bulls are looking for an upgrade at point guard. The 31-year-old could very well get his wish and join Chicago this offseason.