Chicago Bulls: Patrick Beverley wants Windy City homecoming

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Patrick Beverley rumors

The former Arkansas Razorback was on the national stage during the playoffs guarding the Warriors trio of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant at different points in the series. Most people judging that series alone thought Beverley was an NBA All-Defensive Team player and the past two seasons he’s played some of the best basketball of his career.

The two-time NBA All-Defensive Team member (2014, 2017) has as many as five meetings lined up in Los Angeles over the next two weeks before meeting with the Clippers, per Sean Deveney of Sporting News.

The Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers are two confirmed teams that will meet with him. The Lakers are intriguing after acquiring Anthony Davis from the Pelicans, but Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, and D’Angelo Russell are also being linked to the Lakers.

The Chicago Bulls and Beverley teaming up makes all the sense in the world, but there are contenders out there that could certainly beat out the Bulls offer for his services.

When being interviewed with the Chicago Tribune, Beverley said, “I feel like any team I’m on, I can help take that team to the playoffs.”Just me, my attitude, what I bring defensively, my grit and grind, my ability to play make, rebound and make shots, the leader I am, I’m excited to see what door opens. If it’s a young team or older veteran team, I’m ready.

The Bulls will have been linked to various lottery prospects and will draft either Jarrett Culver, Coby White, Deandre Hunter, Darius Garland, Cam Reddish, Jaxson Hayes, or Sekou Doumbouya with the seventh overall pick.

The rumors are still alive that the Bulls are looking into trading the seventh pick and talent to the Pelicans. Some rumors still include Pelicans’ guard Lonzo Ball, and the possibility of moving up to the fourth pick to get their guy, whoever that may be.

If Chicago doesn’t trade up, the possibility of trading down a couple of spots is still open as the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards have been active behind closed doors attempting to move up in the lottery.