After just months with the Los Angeles Lakers, Patrick Beverley is now officially part of the Chicago Bulls.
That means that Beverley moved from one troubled team to another and his chances of making the playoffs remain just as low as they were only a few weeks ago.
While Beverley surely valued his time in Los Angeles and the relationships he built there, he now has his sights set on bringing the Lakers down.
— theScore (@theScore) February 22, 2023
Speaking about facing off against the Lakers in two pivotal matchups in March, Beverley made it clear that he’s aiming at his former team.
“(I want to) knock ’em out the playoffs,” Beverley said on his podcast.
“Yeah, like, we gotta get into the playoffs, so excuse us. Like, a little scooch,” Beverley added.
He has always been a very competitive player so it’s not shocking to hear Beverley make these comments about LA.
But even a few wins over his former team may not be enough for the Bulls.
In fact, it might be some time before he and his team even reach the playoffs.
The Bulls are the 11th team in the East and just announced that their star guard Lonzo Ball will miss the rest of 2022-23.
They have been in rough shape all season long and haven’t made many changes throughout the year.
In fact, the addition of Beverley is the biggest alteration they’ve committed to and it’s unclear if he will be the puzzle piece needed to get them back in working order.
Beverley may want to settle the score with his former squad but he should instead be focused on helping his current team compete again.NEXT: NBA Analyst Raises Concerning Point About Lonzo Ball