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Chicago Bulls, Patrick Beverley
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Sign Patrick Beverley to back up Garland

By now, I’m sure many of you reading this have seen rumors of Patrick Beverley to Chicago. It seems he may want to come play for the Bulls, and he would be a perfect fit. If the Bulls drafted Garland (or even Coby White, a nice consolation prize), Beverley would be a phenomenal veteran to learn from in practice.

One of the nastier guards in the league, in terms of his defense and on-court mental prowess, Beverley screams the identity Boylen is attempting to instill in these young Bulls. I describe Beverley as the Joakim Noah of point guards. He’s one you probably hate — unless he’s on your team.

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Beverley is one of the better guys at creating a mind game with his opposition. If you watched the playoff series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors this year, you noticed how he got under the skin of forward Kevin Durant. He may have been smaller than Durant, but Beverley wasn’t about to back down — and played some strong defense against one of the best players in basketball.

He likely wouldn’t cost too much, especially as either a bridge point guard or a backup from day one. The Bulls, more than likely, won’t be able to secure a bigger name than Beverley — unless they somehow won the bidding war for Malcolm Brogdon. But, Beverley would fit well.