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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No compensation will be needed to hire Budenholzer — once thought of as a potential stumbling block to any potential deal. The Post previously reported an NBA source saying Budenholzer considers the Knicks his “top choice.” “If they offered him the job, he’d say yes,’’ the source told The Post. “He wants to live in New York.’’
Sources have indicated the Knicks have strong feelings for the defensive-minded Budenholzer, who guided the Hawks to the playoffs in four of his first five seasons. The Knicks are well aware of the good work he did helping Tim Hardaway Jr.’s career when he played in Atlanta. The drawback is they have no prior connection to him, but the plus is he’s part of the Gregg Popovich coaching tree.
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have ended their stint in Lithuania because both of the brothers are hurt and there are only two games left in the season, sources close to the Ball family told ESPN’s Chris Haynes. The early exit had the approval of the team, BC Vytautas, the sources told Haynes.
LaVar Ball, the brothers’ father, told 15min.lt that LaMelo would not return to the team next season. “You really ask me this? Coach ruined everything, and he’ll have to pay the price that Melo is not coming back,” he said.
Here’s what Victor Oladipo, who was the one James swatted, had to say about it: “I got a step on him (LeBron James), felt like I even got grabbed on the way to the rim, tried to shoot a layup, it hit the backboard, then he blocked it. There’s replays … I guess it’s a tough plays at the time for ’em, but it was a goaltend. I mean, it’s hard to even speak on it. It just sucks, honestly. It really sucks.”
Sam Amico: LeBron James on Victor Oladipo shot at end: “I definitely thought it was a goaltend.” (Laughter from media, LeBron smiles). “Of course I didn’t think it was a goaltend.” #Cavs #Pacers #NBAPlayoffs