The Los Angeles Lakers reached an agreement Wednesday to acquire point guard Patrick Beverley from the Utah Jazz in exchange for Talen Horton-Tucker.
Beverley, a 2009 second-round pick, started his pro career in Europe before making his NBA debut with the Houston Rockets during the 2012-13 season.
After five years with Houston, he spent four with the Los Angeles Clippers and one with the Wolves.
Beverley represents a low-risk addition for the Lakers. He's a consistently reliable defender, which helps offset some offensive slumps for the career 41.4 percent shooter.
He's on an expiring one-year, $13 million contract, so there's no long-term investment.
Beverley arrived to Utah in early July as part of the blockbuster deal sending center Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
He should slot in as the chief backup to Russell Westbrook following his move to L.A. The team's backcourt defense should be tremendous when he's on the floor with Austin Reaves.
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