Patrick Beverley’s ‘heart’ is with his Clippers teammates ahead of free agency
The LA Clippers were defeated by the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the two teams’ first round Western Conference Playoffs matchup on Friday night by a final margin of 129-110.
The Clippers were surprisingly feisty, and they acquitted themselves better than almost anyone expected of a No. 8 seed against the juggernaut Warriors dynasty.
Now, the Clippers franchise is faced with one of its most important offseasons in, perhaps, franchise history. With a multitude of draft picks, numerous cost-controlled young assets and a sizable chunk of cap space, the Clips should be an extremely attractive free agency or trade destination for some of the biggest names in the NBA.
However, there is one incredibly important player to the Clippers that might not be back next year, depending on how the offseason goes: Patrick Beverley. Beverley was an emotional leader for this Clips squad, and per Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints, he had a strong bond with his teammates Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams:
Patrick Beverley on connection with #Clippers fans/teammates affecting free agency – “Of course it’s gonna tough, but at the end of the day, those are good decisions. It’s not like those are bad decision that you have to make. My heart is definitely with my teammates for sure.” pic.twitter.com/HTlXJG6XiK
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) April 27, 2019
Free agency is a fascinating time for all teams, but now that their season is over, the Clippers might be the most fascinating case of all.