Patrick Beverley reacts to being in Rudy Gobert trade after helping Timberwolves get back to playoffs
The Minnesota Timberwolves made a splash trade on Friday as they acquired Rudy Gobert in a monster deal. It’s a franchise-altering move, as the frontcourt is shaping up to be the best in the league. Fan-favorite Patrick Beverley was involved in the trade as well and is now heading to play for the Utah Jazz. The veteran point guard sends a message to the fan base.
Beverley was quick, short, and precise in his reaction to the trade, however, it is still meaningful to Timberwolves fans. He found a home and helped Minnesota make a playoff appearance as one of the veteran leaders. Now, Patrick Beverley aims to do the same thing for the Jazz.
Always business. Wolves 🐺 Thank You❤️. Time to take another team 2 Playoffs
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) July 1, 2022
It’s nice to see Beverley not overreact or be upset by the trade. Instead, he’s focusing on helping Utah maintain relevance after the franchise traded away one of its top stars. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves have a solid starting lineup and will be tough to play against, especially down low in the paint. It was a fun run watching Patrick Beverley play in Minnesota, but it’s come to an end after just one season.
It’ll be interesting to see how he handles the change. The Jazz are clearly switching things up as they aim to rebuild around Donovan Mitchell. Whether Patrick Beverley is in the long-term plans or not is yet to be determined. Regardless, the former Timberwolves point guard will give it his all on the court, as usual. The idea of him backing up Mike Conley is enticing, but with Utah open to big trades right now, Beverley’s outlook in Utah is up in the air for now.