The Los Angeles Lakers brought in Patrick Beverley this past summer, but he hasn’t quite had the impact they were hoping for. So much so that the Lakers, who are looking to bolster their team in preparation for what they hope will be a strong postseason push in the coming months, have begun to view the 34-year-old veteran as a trade asset.
Beverley is without a doubt aware of these rumblings. He appears to have had a preferred location in mind and is aware that his time in LA may soon be coming to an end.
Bojan Bogdanovic is the subject of a prospective trade discussion between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Detroit Pistons, according to NBA insider Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports. According to reports, LA wants to send Beverley, Kendrick Nunn, and a future first-round pick to Detroit in exchange for Bogdanovic. Pat Bev reportedly prefers a return to the Minnesota Timberwolves should this occur:
Ultimately, sources told Fischer, “Should Beverley get traded to a rebuilding situation like the Pistons, the grizzled guard has the desire to return to Minnesota,” if he were to hit free agency through a buyout.
Beverley had a significant impact on the Timberwolves last season, so it wouldn’t be surprising if Minnesota decided to sign him to a veteran’s minimum contract. It now looks likely that Pat Bev will wind up finishing his season with the Wolves because of his deep affection for both the team and the community of Minnesota.