Report: Lakers emerge as a suitor for Patrick Beverley

Apr 18, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) reacts after a play against the Golden State Warriors during the first half in game three of the first round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers are in the market for a starting point guard, and no one fits the bill more than Patrick Beverley. Last season, Lonzo Ball filled a huge gap in the backcourt defensively. With a strong guard like Beverley providing point of attack with Anthony Davis at the rim, the Lakers will have the best one-two combination of defensive players.

According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, the Lakers will have their chance to woo the veteran next week.

The Lakers are thinking about hunting big names like Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler, but their cap situation is still in limbo. As of today, they will enter free agency with $23 million dollars in space, barring Davis waiving his trade bonus of $4 million, which would push their room to $27 million dollars. If they fail in their pursuit of a max, Beverley falls right in the range where they could comfortably acquire him. It would still leave a good amount of money to add other pieces to their roster.

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