Veteran point guard Patrick Beverly It was a wonderful summer. He was involved in a second unofficial deal today when he was Lakers got it from Jazzwho arrived at it as part of their return package for Rudy Gobert. Los Angeles Utah alternative sent Taleen Horton Tucker forward Stanley Johnson in exchange.
Due to his involvement in this Gobert trade, it was not possible to pool Beverley with another player’s contract before September 6 of this year, when his total restriction will expire. However, like ESPN’s Bobby Marks (Youtube video link) He notes, the Jazz didn’t have to wait until September to transfer Beverly because he was singled out in the deal with the Lakers.
Marks sees 6’4″ Horton Tucker — whom Marks considers primarily a junior striker than a shooting guard — and 6’6″ Johnson, who has mostly played for the Los Angeles forward, as the best players in the deal and says the sporting plus side especially Their worth the risk for jazz. However, Marks believes that as long as he can stay healthy, Beverly will do better with L.A. than either Horton Tucker or Johnson has proven.
Here are more news and notes after the deal:
- In the wake of the Beverly trade, Yasi Gozlan from HoopsHype Consider possible next steps for both the Lakers and the Jazz. Gozlan’s opinions Russell Westbrook As the next potential commercial domino to be located in Los Angeles, Utah is expected to consider offloading the other veterans on its roster.
- Both the Jazz and the Lakers benefited from the deal, per Zach Harper from The Athletic, which ranks both clubs on the deal. He notes that at Beverley, the Lakers are adding a proven veteran poised to revitalize the club with contributions beyond the box points. On the Utah side of the equation, Harper wrote that jazz is primarily based on the potential of 21-year-old Horton Tucker.
- Rohan Nadkarni from Sports Illustrated He also weighed in with his commercial score column, giving both teams mediocre grades and success.
- Taleen Horton Tucker He’ll get plenty of opportunities to play with the ball in his hands in Utah, which could be the best use of his unique skill set and physical gifts, he sees Sam Vicini from The Athletic. Horton-Tucker was a decent fit in LA where he was three points below average who failed to consistently defend at a high level. As a sports innovator, Horton Tucker has shown flashes of intrigue through his drive-and-kicking style of play. The Jazz will be able to give him more time to develop and improve in his current areas of strength, away from the pressure of winning in Los Angeles.