Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Utah Jazz have reached out to the Houston Rockets about a trade for Patrick Beverley.
The Utah Jazz have made trade inquiries on Houston guard Patrick Beverley, sources tell The Tribune - https://t.co/gngDeMfRtF— Tony Jones (@tribjazz) June 21, 2017
As reported by Marc Stein 8 teams are in the running for his services and the SL Tribune now reports that number is up to 12. Aaron Falk reports:
Beverley will make $5.5 million next season, which means the Jazz can absorb his salary until next Friday without sending a player back in return.
Zach Lowe talked about how Utah could absorb Beverley’s salary.
Jazz have a bunch of cap space burning a hole in their pockets that expires on 7/1 https://t.co/HLPGtkg0R6— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 21, 2017
Patrick Beverley is intriguing. He would fit the Utah Jazz’s slow methodical pace and could help the Utah Jazz’s perimeter defense. Beverley’s contract is VERY team friendly at 2 more years for $6M a year. He’d be a great transition guard until Dante Exum is ready to take over the reigns. Patrick Beverley averaged 9.5 ppg, 5.9 rpg, and 4.2 apg on 38% shooting for 3 last year.