Patrick Beverley is one of the NBA’s most fascinating personalities around.
Depending on who you ask, he is either wildly overrated or extremely underrated.
Heading into next season Beverley has a very appealing $13 million expiring contract. That makes him a desired piece not only for what he brings on the basketball court, but also his impact on any given squad’s salary cap.
Obviously the Minnesota Timberwolves really liked him and what he brought to the table this year, but they’re not alone in that thinking.
This week, NBA insider Sean Deveney revealed what a league executive told him in regards to Beverley’s future.
“The [Miami] Heat would love to get Patrick Beverley,” he wrote.
“The Timberwolves, obviously, they love what he brought last year, but if they could sell high, they might be willing to give him up. They have a new regime [ex-Nuggets president Tim Connelly] there, so they can look at things a little more realistically.”
Beverley obviously comes with his fair share of pros and cons.
On the con side, he missed 24 games last year and generally guys don’t become healthier when they’re on the wrong side of age 33. The flip side of that, however, is that he is coming off a campaign where he averaged 9.2 points and 4.6 assists per game while shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc.
And then there is all the stuff you get when you sign up for the Patrick Beverley experience.
Whether he’s out galivanting with his model girlfriend, calling out opposing stars or chasing fellow players down for parking lot confrontations – the man stays in the headlines.
Do the Heat want that, in addition to all the weird news items that Jimmy Butler is constantly connected to?
That’s a decision Pat Riley will need to make.
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In any case – Beverley will have no shortage of suitors going forward.
Who will he ultimately finish the 2022-23 NBA season out with?
Time will tell.