The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Patrick Beverley from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for guard Jarrett Culver and forward Juancho Hernangomez.
This move came on the heels of the Los Angeles Clippers trading Beverley and Rajon Rondo in a deal for point guard Eric Bledsoe.
Needless to say, Beverley has had quite the two days.
After getting traded for the second time in less than 48 hours, Beverley offered this 4-word response on Twitter.
Extremely excited Let’s Go🦍 https://t.co/YjJgGNeGKq
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) August 17, 2021
While Beverley seems excited to be a member of the Timberwolves, it remains to be seen how long he remains with the organization.
According to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, Beverley may soon be included in a third trade.
“Beverley’s status as a veteran with playoff experience may also make him a little easier to include in a possible trade offer for Ben Simmons,” he wrote. “While certainly not anything close to a headliner, Beverley’s defensive chops and ability to hit open 3s would help Philadelphia a lot more than any combination of Culver and/or Hernangomez.”
The Timberwolves have been adamant in their refusal to include one of their big stars in a prospective trade for Simmons, but clearly they don’t feel like that takes them out of contention.
As for Beverley – this is no doubt a humbling experience for him despite the brave face he’s putting on. It can’t be easy going from what probably felt like an inevitable championship run with the Clippers two years ago to where he is now.
That said, based on how he treated Michele Roberts (to the point where Chris Paul and Udonis Haslem had to step in) and some of his dirtier play in recent years, it’s hard not to view some of this as low-key karma.
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