Patrick Beverley could fetch a long term deal up to 15 million annually
With so many big names commanding this summer’s loaded edition of the free agency window, there are some other guys that have been flying below the radar. One such man is Los Angeles Clippers fiery guard Patrick Beverley, who himself will officially become an unrestricted free agent very soon.
Having played a pivotal role in the Clippers’ outstanding run last season, Beverley is considered to be a highly-coveted veteran free agent, and there are some who believe that he could require an annual salary of roughly $15 million dollars on a long-term deal.
Bobby Marks just said on the Lowe Post that he used to think Pat Beverley would get the MLE (9-10 million), but now believes he could get as much as 14-15 million.
— Robert Flom (@RichHomieFlom) June 21, 2019
There's also a lot of talk around the league that Beverley will command a long-term deal. Would make sense for Bulls to try to go shorter-term if they sign PG in FA.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) June 21, 2019
Last season, the 30-year-old averaged 7.6 points, 1.4 three-pointers, 5.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.6 blocks, and just 1.1 turnovers in 27.4 minutes of action for L.A. However, what the box scores fail to highlight is the tenacity and ferociousness Beverley brings to the table. He may be a diminutive guy at 6-foot-1, but whatever he lacks in height, he definitely makes up for in his fearlessness on the court.
Being a Chicago, Illinois native, the Bulls have been identified as a potential landing spot for Beverley. However, there are a number of other teams that have emerged as suitors for the seven-year veteran, including the Dallas Mavericks, the Phoenix Suns, and his former team, the Houston Rockets.
The Clippers, of course, are also in the mix, as the team looks to retain the services of Patrick Beverley for the upcoming season. L.A. are looking to make one or two big free agent signings in the summer, and it seems that they are not forgetting about Beverley as well.