The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired guard Patrick Beverley from the Utah Jazz in trade for guard Talen Horton-Tucker and ahead Stanley Johnson, it was introduced immediately by Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka.
“We are thrilled to add Patrick Beverley’s toughness and competitive spirit to our team,” Pelinka mentioned. “We’re confident that Patrick’s ‘3-and-D’ style will fit in nicely with the other pieces of our roster, and align perfectly with Coach Ham’s philosophy of hard work and smart play.”
Beverley (6’1”, 180) averaged 9.2 factors, 4.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.2 steals in 58 video games (54 begins) for the Minnesota Timberwolves final season. In 526 profession NBA video games (438 begins) throughout 10 seasons with Minnesota (2021-22), LA Clippers (2017-21) and Houston (2012-17), he has averaged 8.8 factors, 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.1 steals in 27.4 minutes per recreation, taking pictures 37.8 % from 3-point vary.
Across 65 profession playoff video games (54 begins) with the Timberwolves, Clippers and Rockets, Beverley has averaged 8.2 factors, 4.3 rebounds and a pair of.6 assists in 26.7 minutes per recreation, whereas taking pictures 36.1 % from past the arc. The Chicago native acquired All-Defensive First Team honors in 2017 and Second Team honors in 2014 and 2020.
In three seasons with the Lakers (2019-22), Horton-Tucker appeared in 131 video games (24 begins) and averaged 9.3 factors, 2.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 22.1 minutes per contest.
A seven-year NBA veteran, Johnson started the 2021-22 season with the South Bay Lakers of the NBA G League earlier than signing three separate 10-day contracts with the Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson was signed by LA for the rest of the season on Jan. 27, and in 48 video games (27 begins) he averaged 6.7 factors, 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 22.8 minutes per recreation.