Patrick Beverley believes the Clippers are better than the Warriors, Lakers(Watch)

The Lakers have LeBron James, and the world champion Golden State Warriors have five All-Stars after signing DeMarcus Cousins, but according to the Clippers Patrick Beverley, the Clippers are better than both of those teams.

Here is how Beverley ranks the top two teams in the NBA:

“Clippers, when were healthy; then, Golden State because they are the champions,” Beverley told TMZ Sports.

Beverley should think his team is the best in the NBA, but reality says something else. They lost DeAndre Jordan, and traded away Austin Rivers, and replaced them with Avery Bradley and Marcin Gortat. In the draft, the Clippers added Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson At this point, the Clippers look like a team that will struggle to make the playoffs next season.

In the end, maybe Beverley knows something that we don’t.

Watch below:

Patrick Beverley requested trade from Rockets

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.