Just three days after being traded from the Clippers to the Grizzlies, Patrick Beverley is on the move again, headed to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Beverley, a Clipper fan-favorite who spent the last four seasons in Los Angeles, was traded to Minnesota for Jarret Culver and Juancho Hernangomez.
The Memphis Grizzlies are trading Patrick Beverley to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Jarrett Culver and Juancho Hernangomez, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 17, 2021
Memphis gets additional young talent in Culver, 22, who averaged 5.3 points and 3.1 rebounds in 34 games last season, and Hernangomez, 25, who averaged 7.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in 52 games last season for the Timberwolves.
For Beverley and Minnesota, it will be a sort of reunion.
The six-foot-one guard played for Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas and new T-Wolves head coach Chris Finch in Houston, so there’s some familiarity, plus Minnesota knows Beverley will bring toughness and leadership to a young team that struggled last season.
Beverley is joining a Timberwolves team who finished 13th in the Western Conference with a 23-49 record last season.
This after playing for a Clippers squad that could potentially compete for a title,
Big man Karl Anthony Towns led Minnesota with 24.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are in the process of getting new ownership after New York Yankee star Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore were approved as limited partners for the Timberwolves and WNBA Minnesota Lynx.
The two partners join Glen Taylor’s ownership group with the intention of Lore and Rodriguez taking over the team after a 2 1/2-year owner internship.
Beverley, 33, lost his starting job to guard Reggie Jackson in the Western Conference playoffs, so he’ll have an opportunity to regain a starting position and pump up his stats for a future contract.
Beverley averaged 8.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.4 assists in nine seasons in the NBA.