Not many players in the NBA enjoy playing against Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Patrick Beverley. But for all the reasons a player might not like playing against him, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr feels the exact opposite.
“I love Patrick Beverly,” Kerr told ClutchPoints. “He’s a total gamer. He’s a winner. He’s smart. He’s tough. He’s fun to coach against because he’s always yapping away and talking trash, but he’s one of those guys who embraces the competition. So I have great respect for him.”
Steve Kerr: “I love Patrick Beverly. He's a total gamer…He's a winner. He's smart. He's tough. He's fun to coach against because he's always yapping away and talking trash, but he's one of those guys who embraces the competition. So I have great respect for him.”
— Mark Haynes (@markhaynesnba) March 2, 2022
Beverley is a guy you love if he’s on your team, but if he’s not you hate him. That’s exactly how he wants it. There isn’t a star player in the league that hasn’t had a run-in with the defensive-minded guard. Stars like Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, and Kevin Durant have all had hilarious encounters with Beverley.
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Beverley helped the Timberwolves secure a big victory against the Warriors on Tuesday. Kerr and his wards have now lost back-to-back games and four of their last five outings.
The Warriors came into the game shorthanded. They were without Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Nemanja Bjelica, James Wiseman, and then lost Moses Moody in the first quarter due to a left eye contusion.
The game was competitive until the Warriors had another terrible fourth quarter. The final score was 129-114 and Beverley has a solid performance with 10 points and seven assists.
Up next on Thursday, the Warriors will face the Dallas Mavericks who just beat Curry and company last Sunday.