Report: Patrick Beverley seeking 3-year deal worth over $40 million, with Clippers, Mavs, Bulls, Lakers in pursuit
Patrick Beverley is determined to lock down some long-term commitment along with a sweet payday in the coming days of free agency, reportedly looking for a three-year deal worth over $40 million, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon.
Among those aiming for his services are the LA Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and his hometown Chicago Bulls.
Beverley will drive a stiff market ahead of this offseason as one of the 3-and-D point guards available, settling on that third tier of talent below the elite point guards like Kemba Walker and Kyrie Irving and a step under the likes of D’Angelo Russell and Malcolm Brogdon.
The 6-foot-1 hound is likely to lead a pack of players at his position including Ricky Rubio, Darren Collison and Cory Joseph, among others.
The Mavs have been a team looking to lock down a meeting with Beverley and could very well get it once free agency starts on June 30. Beverley’s agent, Bill Duffy, also represents Luka Doncic and is known to be intrigued by the idea of pairing a bulldog like Beverley with a young playmaker like the recently crowned Rookie of the Year.
The Bulls have also been in the quest for a veteran point guard, who could help mentor the recently drafted Coby White.
The Clippers have expressed desire to re-sign Beverley, but already have their point guard of the future in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, while the Lakers would consider Beverley if they strike out on acquiring a big-time point guard.