When Beverley was traded to the Lakers in the summer, there were more than a few LA fans who thought it was a bad idea and that his attitude and personality wouldn’t play well alongside the rest of the Lakers squad.
Now just weeks before the season begins, Beverley has yet to say a nasty thing about his new crew and seems all-in on being a true team player.
"It's just high IQ basketball. One thing I've learned about him seeing through the game; he's an elite passer. Probably one of the best to ever do it."
-Patrick Beverley on playing with LeBron James
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) September 29, 2022
Just the other day, Beverley was praising LA’s team leader, LeBron James.
He was asked about what he has learned from James and Beverley commended his style of play and his ability to pass the ball:
“It’s just high IQ basketball. One thing I’ve learned about him seeing through the game; he’s an elite passer. Probably one of the best to ever do it.”
Beverley is right when he says that James is great at passing, he’s one of the best to ever do it.
In 2022-23, James will need to continue to pass well and Beverley will need to continue to deliver his offensive and defensive output.
Learning From LeBron
Playing with James isn’t just a wonderful honor for many NBA fans, it’s also a chance to learn from one of the best to ever play the game and it’s clear that Beverley sees that.
But he has plenty to bring to the team as well.
He might end up being the best three-point shooter in Los Angeles and he’s also sometimes fearsome when defending other teams too.
The Lakers need Beverley to bring all of that to the court.
The bottom line is this: every player on the Lakers roster needs to be playing at 100% in the new season.