Patrick Beverley Claims It Was His Decision To Be Traded From Lakers

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After being traded by the Los Angeles Lakers and bought out by the Orlando Magic, Patrick Beverley found his new NBA home when he joined his hometown team the Chicago Bulls.

Beverley played 45 games with the Lakers before getting traded. In those outings, the defensive-minded guard averaged 6.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game on 40.2% shooting from the field. He started slow for the Lakers, but he did pick up his play later on.

In the most recent episode of his ‘The Pat Bev Podcast’, however, Beverley now claimed that it was actually his decision to leave Los Angeles, and that he requested the trade.


“To some people, it could be that Pat Bev got traded, when in all reality it was like nah I didn’t like what was going on, and let’s find a better home for me. Not so that, okay he ain’t good enough, let’s get rid of him. All that shit was my decision. So you gotta think, I was making a decision that was my decision and they honored my request. But at the same time… honored my request, now I’m sitting here at home.”


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