|Patrick Beverley: Bound for Lakers|
The Lakers are expected to finalize a deal Thursday to acquire Beverley from the Jazz in exchange for guard Talen Horton-Tucker and forward Stanley Johnson, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The Scoop: Beverley was dealt to Utah earlier in the offseason as part of the deal that sent Rudy Gobert to Minnesota, but the 34-year-old guard was never considered likely to remain with a Jazz team that looks to be careening toward a rebuild. With Los Angeles, Beverley should help shore up a perimeter defense that struggled mightily in 2022-23, though he may not see enough minutes or offensive usage to profile as anything more than a back-end roster option in the majority of rotisserie leagues. Assuming Russell Westbrook remains on the Lakers' roster heading into the season, Beverley could settle into a starting role at shooting guard.
Aug 25 8:23 ET