Report: Utah Jazz inquire about Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley
The Houston Rockets already boast the NBA’s reigning assist leader in All-Star guard James Harden. His running mate in the backcourt, Patrick Beverley, is perhaps one of the NBA’s best perimeter defenders. And as trade talks heat up around the NBA, Beverley’s name has been mentioned as being on the market.
According to Aaron Falk of The Salt Lake Tribune, the Utah Jazz have asked the Rockets about acquiring Beverley in a trade:
The Utah Jazz have made a trade inquiry on Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley, multiple sources told The Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday morning. The Jazz are one of 12 teams that has reached out to the Rockets in hopes of acquiring him.
Utah general manager Dennis Lindsey is actively shopping for a veteran point guard, sources say.
Beverley will make $5.5 million next season, which means the Jazz can absorb his salary until next Friday without sending a player back in return. Utah will have the 24th and 30th picks in Thursday night’s NBA draft.