Lakers Expected To Trade Recently Acquired Guard As Soon As Possible
September 18, 2022
The Los Angeles Lakers may soon trade some of their players and one particular guard is definitely on the list. Rob Pelinka traded for Patrick Beverley a few weeks ago. The former Minnesota Timberwolves guard joined the Lakers despite the comments he made about the team in the past. Let’s not forget that he has beef with Russell Westbrook. There’s more. When asked if he is excited about playing with LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Beverley said they get to play with him.
These comments shocked the entire NBA. I mean, he joined the GOAT’s team. He gets to play with the GOAT. Need more? Beverley says his teams always make the playoffs. Well, he wasn’t even the star of his teams and hasn’t won a title.
Will the Lakers trade their guard in the near future?
Nick Wright from Fox Sports has something to say about Beverley’s comments. Let’s just say he is not a fan of the newly-added Lakers guard.
“He says, ‘anywhere I go we make the playoffs.’ Fun fact, he was in Houston, they never made it out of Round 2,” Wright said of Beverley on the “What’s Wright? With Nick Wright” podcast. “He then got hurt, they make the conference finals for the first time since Hakeem (Olajuwon) was there.
“They then traded him, after not making another conference finals for a couple of years, then immediately make the conference finals again. He goes to be Clippers and they’re a tough scrappy team and then they lose Kawhi Leonard, they make the conference finals. Do you know what Ty Lue’s big adjustment was? He benched Patrick Beverley. And here’s the problem, the lack of self-awareness.”
Beverley was really disrespectful this past season. He did a lot of trash-talking and criticized the Lakers.
“Then the Lakers called them, they’re like, ‘Hey, we have this kid Talen Horton Tucker,’ and the Jazz were like oh the guy who according to the nerdy numbers, player efficiency rating value over replacement player was the second worst player in the entire league to get regular minutes last year?’ They’re like, ‘Yeah, we want to trade him to you,’” Wright said.
“And that team was like, ‘Oh boy, we’d give you Pat Bev straight up one for one will you do it?’ That’s it. And this f**&ing guy is saying LeBron James, arguably the greatest player ever, inarguably one of the three greatest players ever, and Anthony Davis, who’s a top 75 guy and a champion, they get to play with me because I made the playoffs last year they didn’t.”
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.