Patrick Beverley will play for the other Los Angeles team after he was traded to the Lakers. General Manager Rob Pelinka had to make some moves and adding Beverley to his roster makes sense for the front office. Beverley may be a good addition to the Lakers defense, but pairing him with Russell Westbrook may not be such a good idea after all. These two have history of altercations and Westbrook will never forget the injuries he had to undergo many years ago. Beverley was responsible for the nasty injury he suffered.
Why did the Lakers get Beverley? They may plan to get rid of Westbrook. The front office has yet to find a trade partner, but LeBron James has supported his teammate publicly. This goes against each and every rumor about the tension between the king and Westbrook. Why did the Lakers trade for someone who trashed Westbrook on so many occasions? There has to be an explanation behind this move.
Beverley took notice of LeBron’s tweet about Russ and his new season as a Laker. Believe it or not, he showed full support for Westbrook. The former Clippers veteran showed similar excitement after his trade to LA.
The Lakers traded Talen Horton-Tucker and Stanley Johnson to the Utah Jazz. This was a surprising move, but Pelinka had his own reason to do so. The trade shocked the entire basketball world and Beverley was more than excited to put on his new uniform.
“Woke up a Laker!” he wrote. “It’s on!”
Patrick Beverley was traded to the Lakers for a reason
Beverley has tons of playoff experience and this could be of great help for the Lakers heading into the new season. The veteran is excited about his fresh start. It’s a great opportunity after all.
Pelinka will have to make some more moves to improve the roster and help his team make the playoffs. Let’s see how this works. NBA analysts have made some predictions about the new-look LA team and let’s just say they have high expectations. It’s showtime!