Patrick Beverley offers hilarious 1-word reaction to Bulls move after Magic buyout

Former Lakers PG Patrick Beverley's excitement knew no bounds as he signed with the Chicago Bulls,his home team after being bought out by the Orlando Magic.


Patrick Beverley offers hilarious 1-word reaction to Bulls move after Magic buyout

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The Chicago Bulls on Monday have neared a deal through which they acquire former Lakers PG Patrick Beverley. Beverly was traded away by the Lakers to the Orlando Magic before the deadline in exchange for Mo Bamba. But the Magic have agreed to a buyout with Beverley, according to his agent Kevin Bradbury (via ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski). The Bulls plan to sign Beverley for the rest of the season and are expected to finalize the deal by Tuesday.

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A native of Chicago, Illinois, Beverley is visibly looking forward to donning his home threads. He expressed his excitement through a hilarious 1-word reaction to Adrian Wojnarowski’s tweet which confirmed the deal. Taking to Twitter, Bev wrote, “yea,” whilst also tagging Wojnarowski.

The Lakers signed Beverley prior to the start of the 2022-23 season to strengthen their perimeter defense. The Lakers although, aren’t having the season they were expecting. Beverley couldn’t live up to his expectation of a motor-driven defender after averaging a mere 6.4 points and 2.6 assists despite starting at PG. The Lakers eventually got rid of both Beverley and fellow point guard Russell Westbrook at the trade deadline.

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Patrick Beverley expected to fill Lonzo Ball’s shoes

Patrick beverley and lonzo ball
Beverley and Lonzo Ball in 2017 (via Harry How/Getty)

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Chicago Bulls have drawn curtains over point guard Lonzo Ball‘s return this season. He last played in a 42-point loss to the Golden State Warriors in early 2022. Pain and discomfort have persisted in Ball’s left knee following two surgeries at the beginning and end of 2022, and he clearly needs more time to make a full-fledged comeback.

Ball averaged 13 points in 36 games for the Bulls last season shooting a career-best 42.3 percent from beyond the arc. He also averaged 1.8 steals while bringing lockdown defense and effective playmaking to the table.

With the addition of Beverley to their roster, the Bulls expect the 4x All-Defensive guard to provide similar defensive services as that of Lonzo Ball. The Bulls are currently placed 11th in the Eastern Conference and look forward to a late-season turnaround.

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