The Cleveland Cavaliers have had their eye on Patrick Beverley for quite some time now — the current front office group under assistant general manager Koby Altman has as much esteem for the defensive pest as the Cavs’ FO did under former GM David Griffin — but a source familiar with Cleveland’s thinking told ESPN the Cavs don’t believe Beverley is available.
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Patrick Beverley: Let’s get it Clippers!!! Let’s get it!!!!
Tony Jones: The Jazz are continuing talks on Patrick Beverley, I’m told. Jazz also have another point guard on the radar
The Utah Jazz have made a trade inquiry on Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley, multiple sources told The Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday morning. The Jazz are one of 12 teams that have reached out to the Rockets in hopes of acquiring him.
Louis Williams: Uh Oh lol Patrick Beverley: Lol.
The Utah Jazz have made a trade inquiry on Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley, multiple sources told The Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday morning. The Jazz are one of 12 teams that has reached out to the Rockets in hopes of acquiring him. Utah general manager Dennis Lindsey is actively shopping for a veteran point guard, sources say.
Sam Amick: Re: @Marc Stein intel on Rockets, I’m told 8 teams in mix for Pat Beverley. Tough tango, considering uncertainty w/ free agent targets.
Marc Stein: Free Agency Scuttle: Houston is making Ryan Anderson/Lou Williams/Patrick Beverley available via trade to create summer spending flexibility
The Rockets have been actively shopping point guard Patrick Beverley ahead of this week’s draft, a source with knowledge of the situation told Sporting News on Tuesday.
Beverley, who averaged 9.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists last season, has been open to a trade away from Houston leading into this offseason, the source said, and has consulted with the team about the possible move. The Rockets could get a deal done before Thursday’s draft.
David Hardisty: Morey calls Beverley the “heart & soul” of team. “Teams maybe falsely thought w/Lou coming in that made Pat more available. That was wrong.”
Marc Berman: Hearing Beverley isn’t going anywhere so Knicks not adding the defensive PG they chased in summer of 2015.
A source said neither the Cavs nor Rockets had discussed Beverley in depth, but the Rockets are aware the Cavs want him. ESPN reported that the Rockets don’t want to trade him, and also initially reported Houston’s interest in him.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets will go small with 2nd unit when Gordon can match up with threes. MDA said can have Beverley, Gordon, Williams on floor together.
Calvin Watkins: According to a source, several teams have expressed interest in Rockets guard Patrick Beverley. Chicago, New York and Cleveland are the main suitors. Rockets front office and coaches value what Beverley brings to the team and that’s being noticed by others. Beverley, according to a source, has a desire to remain with the Rockets.
Calvin Watkins: According to a source, Rockets have no plans to trade Pat Beverley.
Marc Stein: More on the Houston/Cleveland trade talks: The Cavs want Rockets G Patrick Beverley in an Iman Shumpert deal, according to league sources.
No, I see no indication they are interested in Jameer Nelson, the 35-year-old point guard for the Denver Nuggets. Keep an eye on Houston’s Patrick Beverley, who’s currently out after minor knee surgery.
Philadelphia explored the possibility of working a trade for Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio on draft night, though that would likely have to be a three-team deal in order to provide the Timberwolves with the kind of veteran help the Sixers lack. Rubio is expected to be available again this summer. The Sixers have also expressed interest with the Rockets in point guard Patrick Beverley, a source told Sporting News.
Frank Isola: Also, Houston is trying to get into the 1st round and is offering Patrick Beverley.
Jake Fischer: The Houston Rockets have called teams gauging interest in Trevor Ariza, Patrick Beverley and K.J. McDaniels, according to a league source.
Brian Windhorst: The Rockets have been making calls in the last few hours checking to see the value of PG Patrick Beverley, sources said
They’re poking around the point guard market now, according to several league sources, and they’ll look again over the summer. With Hood and Hayward able to handle the ball, the ideal upgrade isn’t an expensive dribbling maestro like Mike Conley. A spot-up guy willing to grind on defense would be perfect, but the best matches, such as Patrick Beverley and George Hill, aren’t available.
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Ramona Shelburne: There was still strong internal debate on whether the team should pay $45 million in the final year of a deal to a 37-year-old player. Big Detail: The Clippers had not yet committed to give Chris Paul the full five-year max contract of $201 million.
The New York Knicks’ focus over the next few weeks will be on free agency, and not on a replacement for departed team president Phil Jackson, league sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. General manager Steve Mills was leading the front office in talks with other teams on Wednesday, sources said.
Any discussion with Ujiri — who is facing a potential rebuild of his own should the Raptors lose free agents Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka, PJ Tucker and Patrick Patterson — would first require permission and then steep compensation (such as draft picks), which league sources said was unlikely for the Knicks, given their current roster construction.