Patrick Beverley Drawing Interest From Lakers, Heat

The Lakers and Heat are showing interest in Jazz veteran guard Patrick Beverley, according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.Patrick Beverley

Utah just acquired Beverley as part of the haul it received in the Rudy Gobert trade with the Timberwolves, but appears open to moving him.

Along with the Lakers and Heat, Beverley has been linked to the 76ers, per Fischer. All three teams would like to add an experienced and feisty backcourt player such as Beverley — though it’s hard to say if any are serious about such a pursuit.

“The former Timberwolves point guard has drawn interest from the Lakers and Heat, sources told B/R,” Fischer wrote. “Philadelphia had been mentioned as a potential Beverley suitor, with his past Houston experience and the Sixers’ obvious deep Rockets connections, but it seems unlikely that Beverley would now be Philadelphia-bound after the team acquired De’Anthony Melton on draft night.”

Obviously, all the talk involving the Jazz centers on guard Donovan Mitchell, who may or may not be available, we relayed here. They also have an interest in Collin Sexton (full post) and even have explored a trade for the Cavaliers guard (full post).

How they feel about keeping Beverley, clearly, remains to be seen. But one a source told Fischer of the Jazz: “They are open to moving everyone.”

Beverley, 34, is 6-foot-1 and averaged 9.2 points, 4.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds in 58 games with the Timberwolves last season. He agreed to a one-year, $13 million contract extension with Minnesota in February.

Meanwhile, the Lakers are still looking to make moves after signing younger players such as Lonnie Walker, Thomas Bryant, Troy Brown, Damian Jones and Juan Toscano-Anderson in free agency.

As we’ve relayed, they repeatedly have been linked to Nets star Kyrie Irving, a former teammate of LeBron James with the Cavaliers.

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