Patrick Beverley is one of those players in the NBA that you hate to play against, but love to have on your team. Overall, he is a gritty player that is known for his defense. While he won’t put up incredible offensive numbers, he will still make his presence felt, night in and night out. However, his time with the Los Angeles Lakers this season saw a bit of a regression. Although this could be attributed to that disjointed roster, there is no doubt that the Lakers felt like they could get better. Consequently, this led to a trade that brought Mo Bamba to Los Angeles.
Subsequently, the Orlando Magic decided that they would prefer to buy out Beverley’s deal. This was an expected move that would ultimately turn Beverley into a free agent. With Beverley on the market, there were plenty of teams looking to sign him. One such team was none other than the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls are his hometown team, and it would have made sense for him to go there. In the end, that is exactly what he did as it was announced that the Bulls were officially signing him.
Patrick Beverley Chooses His Team
“It was between Golden State and the Bulls…I figured I make a playoff push with the Bulls right now. The East kinda weak.”
Patrick Beverley on his decision to join Chicago 🗣
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Interestingly enough, Beverley revealed that there was a second team vying for his services. That team was none other than the Golden State Warriors. Overall, the Warriors are a team that could use some help, and Beverley is among those that could aid the squad. However, as he explained on his podcast, he felt like it was a smarter move to head to Chicago. “It was between Golden State and the Bulls…I figured I make a playoff push with the Bulls right now. The East kinda weak,” Beverley explained.
The Chicago Bulls aren’t in a great position to contend right now. After all, the East boasts teams like the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, and the Philadelphia 76ers. Although, Beverley seems to have a ton of confidence in his new roster. Only time will tell whether or not this Bulls team can pull it together in time for the postseason. Let us know what you think of the move, in the comments below.
Headed Back Home
Kid from Chicago❤️❤️ https://t.co/9jsQgPVnMj
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) February 20, 2023