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Patrick Beverley opens up about his relationship with Derrick Rose


Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley says Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Derrick Rose “is like his brother.”

Beverley and Rose both grew up in Chicago and remain very close friends to this day.

“He’s like my brother,” Beverley told Khari Arnold of NBA.com. “Anything I ask for, he gives it. Vice versa. Whether it’s a car to drive if I’m in his town for a week, or if his girl flies to L.A. and (the Minnesota Timberwolves) haven’t gotten there yet, then she comes to my house until they land. It’s just a family thing. We always support each other. Always have each other’s back. If someone’s going through surgery, we’re right there with him. It’s that Chicago love.”

Both Beverley and Rose are unrestricted free agents this summer. Clippers fans are hoping the franchise brings Beverley back. He’s a fan favorite because of the energy and passion he plays with.

In 78 games this season for the Clippers, Beverley averaged 7.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists while shooting 40.7 percent from the field, 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.0 percent from the free-throw line.

Rose, meanwhile, had a stellar season with the Timberwolves. The former MVP put up 18.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists and shot 48.2 percent overall and 37.0 percent from the 3-point line. Rose scored a career high 50 points on Halloween against the Utah Jazz, a performance which captivated the NBA since he’s undergone four knee surgeries.

No matter where Rose and Beverley are playing, the two guards will always have a special connection with each other.