The Los Angeles Lakers were very busy last week as the NBA trade deadline approached.
They were in fact one of the busiest teams in the league and swapped a lot of talent to other organizations.
One of the players they parted ways with was Patrick Beverley, who was sent to the Orlando Magic as part of a package for Mo Bamba.
But the rumors were that the Magic didn’t want to actually play Beverley and he would be waived.
Patrick Beverley has officially been waived by the Magic and will become a free agent once he clears waivers. pic.twitter.com/IRlEOozDWe
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 12, 2023
Sure enough, the Magic waived Beverley on Sunday, meaning he will become a free agent once he clears waivers.
For his 45 games with the Lakers, Beverley averaged 6.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.6 assists.
This was one of his worst seasons ever and he wasn’t producing offensively as the Lakers hoped.
He was fairly dominant on the defensive end of the court and helped LA in that way.
But he certainly wasn’t the pivotal part of the roster that some people had hoped he’d be.
Now that Beverley has been waived by the Magic, there is speculation about what happens to him next.
For a moment, it seemed like he could be re-signed by his previous team, the Minnesota Timberwolves.
But they haven’t made any real indications that they want him back.
Therefore, Beverley is like a few other free agents in the league, lacking a team to play for and waiting for a contract to come his way.
While his time in Los Angeles wasn’t impressive, Beverley is still a fierce competitor who remains quite healthy despite being 34 years old.
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