L.A. Clippers Re-Sign Guard Patrick Beverley
The L.A. Clippers have re-signed free agent guard Patrick Beverley, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations, Lawrence Frank. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Beverley, 30, appeared in 78 games for L.A. last season and averaged 7.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 27.4 minutes. The 6’1” guard helped lead the Clippers to a 48-34 record and the eighth seed in the Western Conference Playoffs, where he averaged 9.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 32.5 minutes. He finished the 2018-19 season second among guards in defensive field-goal percentage (43.4%, 10-plus contests per game). Beverley was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team in 2017 and the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2014.
Initially selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 42nd pick in the 2009 NBA Draft out of the University of Arkansas, Beverley spent three-plus seasons playing internationally in Greece and Russia, before joining Houston in December 2012, and was acquired by the Clippers in 2017. Beverley averaged 13.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists in his two collegiate seasons with the Razorbacks.