Did the two Lakers and Jazz benefit from the agreement with Patrick Beverley?

Veteran point guard Patrick Beverly had a pretty jet-set summer, as he was involved in a second offseason trade today when the Lakers acquired him from the Jazz, who had, in turn, added him as part of their comeback package for Rudy Gobert. Los Angeles sent the Utah swingman Talen Horton Tucker and forward Stanley Johnson in the exchange.

Beverley actually has a blanket restriction clause in his contract, stating that he cannot be combined (aggregated) with another player’s contract until September 6 this year, when the blanket restriction expires.

ESPN’s Bobby Marks (YouTube video link) explained why Beverley was not affected by the blanket restriction. “Beverley isn’t combined with salary…there isn’t another Utah Jazz player coming out in the deal. said Mark. “If that were the case, they should be released the first week of September.”

Here’s more news and notes after the deal:

  • In the wake of the Beverley trade, Yassi Gozlan of HoopsHype considers possible next steps for the Lakers and Jazz. Gozlan considers Russell Westbrook the next potential domino to be dealt to LA Conversely, he expects Utah to consider offloading other veterans from its roster.
  • Both the Jazz and the Lakers benefited from the deal, for Sam Vecenie of The Athletic. Vecenie notes the two clubs on the transaction. He notes that in Beverley, the Lakers are adding a proven veteran ready to reinvigorate the club with contributions that go beyond box scoring. On the Utah side of the equation, Vecenie writes that the Jazz are essentially banking on the potential of the 21-year-old Horton-Tucker. Sports Illustrated’s Rohan Nadkarni also weighed in with its own commercial quality column, giving both clubs mediocre and satisfactory scores.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker will have plenty of opportunities to play with the ball in his hands in Utah, which could be the best use of his unique skills and physical gifts, believes Sam Vecenie of The Athletic. Horton-Tucker was awkward in Los Angeles as a below-average three-point shooter who failed to consistently defend at a high level. As an athletic creator, Horton-Tucker showed flashes of intrigue with drive-and-kick play. The Jazz will be able to give him more time to develop and improve in his current areas of strength, away from the winning pressures of LA

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