After bringing in several promising young players throughout the summer, the Los Angeles Lakers have not stopped seeking new additions. Veteran Patrick Beverley is one of the players they are keeping an eye on. The point guard defender was part of the Rudy Gobert deal, and the Utah Jazz are expected to find a new home for him.
Darvin Ham’s side are set to make the 34-year-old their next trade deadline target. In little time at all, he had established himself as the team’s finest defender on the rim.
The Lakers’ desire to acquire Beverley through trade comes with one significant snag. It seems that they are not interested in trading Talen Horton-Tucker to the Jazz, according to Marc Stein, an NBA insider.
Lakers still interested in Patrick Beverley
“While they continue to register the league’s only tangible trade interest in Brooklyn’s Kyrie Irving, it’s likewise true that the Lakers have prioritized adding speed, youth and athleticism to the roster.
As such, according to one source familiar with the team’s thinking, there is no push forthcoming from the Lakers’ side to swap Talen Horton-Tucker (as rumored) for Patrick Beverley, who ranks as one of Utah’s very available veterans alongside Mike Conley, Bojan Bogdanovic and Jordan Clarkson. The Jazz acquired Beverley and Malik Beasley in the Rudy Gobert trade and have made Beasley available as well.“Marc Stein’s latest dispatch on Substack