With the Los Angeles Lakers already acquiring Rui Hachimura from the Washington Wizards, Patrick Beverley trade rumors in 2023 have now taken social media by storm, as the backcourt stopper hasn’t been at his best since joining the purple and gold.
Also, Lakers trade deadline news states that the team is far from done making moves, with GM Rob Pelinka assuring the fans that they will still look to improve the roster upon Anthony Davis‘ return and amid LeBron James‘ incredible season.
Patrick Beverley trade rumors 2023
With that in mind, there’s still a chance that they trade one or both future first-round picks they candeal, but that also would most likely mean the end of PatBev’s tenure at Crypto.com Arena. But, who should make a run at him? Let’s break it down.
The New York Knicks wanted to get rid of Cam Reddish, and the Los Angeles Lakers have kept tabs on Reddish for months now. So, a deal involving Patrick Beverley, Damian Jones, and a couple of second-round picks to land Reddish and Isaiah Hartenstein would most definitely work both ways.
Of course, the Knicks love Hartenstein, especially considering how injury-prone Mitchell Robinson has been throughout his career. But they could use a backcourt defender like Beverley next to Jalen Brunson, and Jones could be an efficient backup if need be. As for the Lakers, they’d get another Klutch Sports athlete and streaky scorer off the bench.
The latest Lakers trade deadline news also has them following Zach LaVine‘s situation quite closely. There are rumors about the UCLA product wanting to go back to Los Angeles, and the Chicago Bulls might become sellers if they don’t improve their current form soon.
Of course, it’s a long shot, and it wouldn’t be cheap, but there’s a chance the Lakers could make their way to LaVine. For that to happen, they’d have to trade Patrick Beverley, Russell Westbrook, Austin Reaves, and their two future first-round picks, but they’d get LaVine, Coby White, Goran Dragic, and Andre Drummond. It’s a reasonable deal, all things considered.
The Dallas Mavericks need to do whatever is in their power to get Luka Doncic some help. They’ve been a one-man show for way too long now, and adding a bruising defender who could put his body on the line for him would most definitely help.
The Mavs would also get a young and promising player in Austin Reaves and a sharpshooting wing in Troy Brown Jr. Why would the Lakers do that? Well, they’d be getting rid of Beverley to clear their logjam at the PG position, and they would get an elite shooter in Tim Hardaway Jr. and a second-round pick.
Bojan Bogdanovic is currently one of the best players available, and the Los Angeles Lakers have been rumored to be interested in his services. That comes as no surprise, as he’s currently playing the best basketball of his career, even though his team is far from contending right now.
Of course, the young Pistons are only interested in young players or Draft picks, so that could complicate this matter. So, for this to happen, they’d have to give up one future first-round pick alongside Austin Reaves, Patrick Beverley, and Lonnie Walker IV.
And last but not least, the list of Patrick Beverley trade rumors 2023 finishes with a usual suspect: the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers were shockingly good early in the season, but they’d be better off focusing on the Draft instead of the playoffs, and Tyrese Haliburton‘s injury made them plummet in the standings.
The Pacers and Lakers couldn’t reach an agreement in the offseason because of the Lakers’ reluctance to trade both first-round picks for the Pacers’ stars. Now, chances are that Indiana won’t get a better offer for him, so they might have to settle for just one first-round pick, Patrick Beverley, and Russell Wesbtrook for Buddy Hield, and Myles Turner.