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Patrick Beverley
Patrick Beverley
Position: G
Born: 07/12/88
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:180 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $12,345,680
Two of his best role players, Patrick Beverley and Montrezl Harrell, have left the Disney bubble to attend to personal matters, sources confirmed to The Athletic. Both are expected to return, and in neither case is the player sick with COVID-19, but they will be subject to quarantine periods of four to 14 days when they return. Either way, they definitely won’t be playing Wednesday. The Clippers are also without Ivica Zubac and Landry Shamet.
At the Clippers, Leonard was joined by a determined set of individuals in Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley, and Montrezl Harrell. Beverley is always termed as one of the most hard-working players. So him appreciating Leonard’s work just asserts the Klaw’s reputation. While speaking to JJ Redick on his podcast, Beverley said during the pandemic, he couldn’t do much with restrictions in the state so he decided to call up his teammates. “Let call Kawhi. I go down there and worked out with him. I thought I was a guy who worked hard when I left there, working hard was a very different mindset to what I thought I had. Working out with that man change my whole life, changed my whole game. He’s a human-machine.”
Reggie Jackson, one of the newest members of the roster, recalled Beverley’s actions during Friday’s Zoom press conference: “We’re all locked up now in quarantine, can’t leave your room, but it’s probably 2:00 a.m. and all we get is a ‘Yoooo! Yoooo!’ Everybody is like, what is going on. Bev is just yelling through walls, making sure everybody is good. It’s the first day, he’s just checking, everybody opening their doors saying what’s up, looked at each other, and that made, I guess, the first part of the 24 hours of lockdown even better, just knowing that your teammates were there with you. “That’s just something very simple, but the guy is constant energy, a lot of intangibles… He’s great with the team.”
But when asked by Pelicans guard JJ. Redick which player Beverley thought was his toughest matchup, he didn’t pick Durant or James. Instead, he named Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard, adding that guarding Lillard made Beverley question his strength and conditioning team. “I say Dame. I give it to him,” Beverley said on The JJ Redick Podcast. “Dame is one of the reasons why I went into the weight room. I told my guys, ‘Hey, I gotta get faster laterally. I don’t feel like I’m fast. I can’t keep up with the speed right now. I don’t know if I need to lose weight. I don’t know if I need to get stronger. I don’t know if I need to hire a new f—ing team. But I need to get f—ing faster.'”
Patrick Beverley talked about his mental attitude towards competition on the Work From Home podcast. “I’m treating everybody the same,” Beverley said. “Every team I play, I’m playing them like we playing the Golden State when they had Kevin Durant. Every point guard I play, I’m playing Steph Curry. Every shooting guard I’m playing, I’m playing James Harden. Every three-man I’m playing, I’m playing LeBron and KD.”
Beverley joined Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter on Wednesday night and talked about why he’s being especially cautious with his return to team facilities. “Oh, I’m not— I’m not in the building, I tell you that,” Beverley said. “I’m gonna wait until we find out some more important details about exactly what’s going on before I, you know, put my family’s safety at risk by going to the facility… It’s the cleanest place in L.A., but I don’t know if I’m just ready yet. You know I’m eager to play, I’m ready to play, excited to play. I just want things to kinda calm down a little bit more, kinda go back to normal before we get to jump in cold tubs and hot tubs.”
“Everything happened so fast,” Beverley said. “My biggest thing is I wanted to see my mom and my grandma and family in Houston and make sure they were safe. I’m in L.A. now, and I’m optimistic we’ll be back. I’m training like we’re coming back. Whatever it takes for us to be as healthy as possible and as safe as possible and get us back to playing basketball as soon as possible, I’m all for that.”
Storyline: Season Suspension
During his run to the semis, Beverley gave everyone watching at home a taste of the nonstop motor on his mouth, with his trash talking often going viral during wins over Portland’s Hassan Whiteside and Cleveland’s Andre Drummond. Before their matchup, Beverley told Drummond that he had been “working out like a madman” during the quarantine. “I already know, you have no off switch, man,” Drummond said.
At one point when Whiteside messed up an alley-oop attempt while using LeBron James in the video game, Beverley even found a way to talk trash to virtual LeBron. “Video game James, he’s got some years on him now,” Beverley said. “He can’t just be jumping all over the rim now.” When Whiteside said that Giannis Antetokounmpo is like “a cheat code” in the video game, Beverley quickly corrected Whiteside. “It ain’t Giannis playing, I’m controlling him,” Beverley said. “So I’m just a cheat code.”
“If you ever want to see an example of Pat being quiet, you watch the first couple minutes of that game against Hassan Whiteside [and] guys are texting like, ‘What’s wrong with Pat?'” Clippers president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank said last week about teammates watching Beverley play. “‘Is Pat sick? Is Pat under the weather? Does the volume not work on Pat’s control?’ And then all of a sudden, he started to get a little rhythm.” And everyone else got to see in this NBA 2K Players Tournament what the Clippers see on a daily basis. “Pat was back being Pat,” Frank said.
At the end, a disgusted Patrick Beverley shed his headset and took a frustrated swipe toward the camera before leaving his gaming seat without much to say. It was one of the rare moments that the ultracompetitive LA Clippers guard was speechless. Despite being swept Saturday by Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton in the semifinals of the NBA 2K Players Tournament, Beverley exited as the star and most entertaining player of the televised video game tourney.
When Thursday night’s quarterfinals action in the NBA 2K Players Tournament wrapped up, the four players remaining come from just two NBA teams — the Los Angeles Clippers and the Phoenix Suns. Young guns DeAndre Ayton and Devin Booker, both from the Suns, won their matchups, while Patrick Beverley and Montrezl Harrell of the Clippers each emerged victorious.
Storyline: eSports
Ira Winderman: NBA today announced this change for NBA2K tournament: Quarterfinals will now air THURSDAY on ESPN2: Rui Hachimura vs. Devin Booker: 7 p.m. Derrick Jones Jr. vs. Montrezl Harrell: 8 p.m. Trae Young vs. Deandre Ayton: 9 p.m. Patrick Beverley vs. Andre Drummond: 10 p.m.
That tournament kicked off with four games Friday. Four of the 16 participants moved on, and the results were as follows: No. 16 Derrick Jones Jr. 78, No. 1 Kevin Durant 62. No. 10 DeAndre Ayton 57, No. 7 Zach LaVine 41. No. 2 Trae Young 101, No. 15 Harrison Barnes 59. No. 14 Patrick Beverley 84, No. 3 Hassan Whiteside 54. With one day of games in the books, here are our biggest takeaways from the NBA’s attempt to provide fans with some sort of live content while actual games remain on hiatus.
Storyline: NBA 2K League