The Utah Jazz could be making more roster-altering moves after trading away star center Rudy Gobert. Gobert was sent to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Patrick Beverley, Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leandro Bolmaro, Walker Kessler, four first-round picks, and a pick swap.
This gives Utah the assets to retool its roster for a brighter future. Star guard Donovan Mitchell has also been in trade talks, which would give the Jazz a whole new construction of their roster. The New York Knicks are engaged in talks with Utah for Mitchell as they head in a different direction.
While Utah has been a great regular-season team over the past few seasons, they have struggled in the playoffs. The Jazz window to win a championship has seemingly passed after a first-round exit to the Dallas Mavericks. Moving Gobert and potentially trading Mitchell completely takes Utah out of title contention.
The Jazz have also made other players available, like Beverley. Beverley is a two-way guard that brings energy and intensity at all times. He is a player you love to have on your team and hate to play against.
Beverley is an impactful player, and contending teams will be interested in acquiring him.
With that said, here are the three best trade destinations for Patrick Beverley after the Jazz got him in the Rudy Gobert deal.
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Patrick Beverley Trade Destinations
3. Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks lost Jalen Brunson in free agency and could use depth at guard. Beverley’s skill set would fit nicely alongside superstar guard Luka Doncic. Beverley’s defense and ability to play off the ball would allow Doncic to continue to thrive.
While Beverley would not play the same role as Brunson, he could be a pivotal contributor for Dallas. Last season, Beverley averaged 9.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 1.2 steals per contest. He shot 40.6 percent from the field and 34.3 percent from behind the arc.
The Mavs should join the sweepstakes for Beverley as they look to build upon their successful season.
2. Miami Heat
One of the suitors linked to Beverley is the Miami Heat. This destination makes a ton of sense for both the Heat and Beverley, as he fits their system and culture extremely well. Miami has built its culture on players that play with high intensity and effort on both ends of the floor.
The Heat were Jimmy Butler’s three-point shot away from reaching the NBA Finals last season. Trading for a guard like Beverley would bolster their depth, and he could help them compete for a title.
While Beverley isn’t a third star like other names that the Heat have been linked to this offseason, he would be an excellent addition.
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1. Los Angeles Lakers
Despite many Lakers fans hating Beverley during his tenure with the Clippers, he would be a great fit.
Beverley also made comments on Get Up when asked if he would join the Lakers if he was a free agent and he said “Yes, I wouldn’t even hesitate. Just to be able to play with a great like that, be able to pick his brain, be able to be a star in whatever role that I have. Playing beside Russell Westbrook, playing for the Lakers. Fantastic, couldn’t ask for a better job.”
While Westbrook’s future with Los Angeles is still in question, it’s no secret that Beverley would welcome joining LeBron James and company. Beverley would be a great leader and voice in the Lakers locker room and bring his competitive fire to the floor every night.
He would likely come off the bench, as Westbrook or Kyrie Irving (if the Lakers can acquire him) will assume the starting role. Nonetheless, he would be a high-quality role player for the Lakers to add.
As the Jazz retool their roster, trading a veteran guard like Beverley would be beneficial. Dallas, Miami, and Los Angeles are three teams that would be ideal destinations for Beverley.