Clippers G Patrick Beverley asked and received a trade from the Rockets. Beverley was apart of the deal that sent Chris Paul to the Rockets back in June. The 29-year-old Beverley told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on The WoJ Podcast why he requested a trade:
“I asked for it. I asked for a bigger opportunity, a bigger chance to display my skills on a high level. And I was fortunate that the Rockets did really good with me and put me in a situation where I can thrive and be successful. They could have really dumped me anywhere, but they did right, and I respect them a lot for it,” explained Beverley.
Beverley should have a bigger opportunity with the new look Clippers. While he is not Chris Paul, Beverley is a tenacious defender, and a decent replacement.
Beverley averaged 9.5 ppg, 4.2 asts, and 5.9 rpg with the Rockets last season.