Grizzlies officially sell Patrick Beverley to Timberwolves


Patrick Beverley averaged 7.5 points and 3.2 rebounds last season.

The day after he was handed out to the Memphis Grizzlies by the LA Clippers, Patrick Beverley is back on the road. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Grizzlies are trading Beverley for Jarrett Culver and Juancho Hernangomez at the Minnesota Timberwolves. The teams confirmed the move on August 25th.

In a deal with Memphis announced on Monday, the LA Clippers sent Beverley, Rajon Rondo and Daniel Oturu to the Grizzlies for security guard Eric Bledsoe.

Beverley became the longest-tenured player in the Clippers after spending four years in Los Angeles. The fiery 33-year-old guard averaged 7.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists last season while playing 22.5 minutes per game. He also shot 40% from 3 point distance, although he is best known for his annoying defense and leadership.

Former number 6 on the 2019 draft overall selection, Culver had spent the past two seasons with Minnesota. His 2020/21 season officially ended in April when he had to undergo surgery on his right ankle. After a promising rookie season in which he averaged 9.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 63 games, Culver stepped back in 2020/21. He posted 5.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 0.7 apg and saw his minutes cut from 23.9 mpg in 2019-20 to 14.7 mpg last season.

Hernangomez has spent the last 1 1/2 seasons with the Wolves, arriving via the Denver Nuggets in 2020 as part of a four-team deal, 1.3 apg in 14 games, all starts) and also doing well in 2020-21. He scored 7.2 ppg and 3.9 rpg as key reserves for Minnesota and also showed improvement as a 3-point shooter.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.


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