RUMOR: Patrick Beverley and Mavs have mutual interest
Free agent guard Patrick Beverley is reportedly looking for a deal that would pay him around $40 million over the next three seasons. Now, according to rumors, the Dallas Mavericks are one of the teams that are very interested in signing him.
Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) believes that the Mavericks and Beverley will end up together and that Dallas will be able to sign him for less than 3 years, $40 million.
— All Things Mavs (@All_Things_Mavs) June 28, 2019
Beverley averaged 12.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists for the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2018-19 season. He has also improved his 3-point shot, recording a 40 percent clip from beyond the arc this past year.
However, what the Mavs and other teams like about him is his tenacious defense. He can definitely stay in front of some of the best point guards in the league, and Dallas believes that pairing Beverley with Rookie of the Year winner Luka Doncic will work wonders for the team.
The Mavs are expected to be one of the best teams next season, assuming that newly-acquired rising star Kristaps Porzingis is 100 percent healthy and able to return to his old form. The team is confident that with him and Doncic leading the way, they will win a championship in the foreseeable future.
In order for that to happen though, the Mavs will need to surround them with reliable role players who can contribute on both ends of the floor — which is one of the reasons why they would like to have Beverley. The veteran guard is a decent floor general who can orchestrate the offense, and his energy on defense is extremely contagious.
At this point, it is unclear if Beverley will choose to take his talents to Dallas, but if he does, he will be a great addition to this rising Mavs squad.