Patrick Beverly was supposed to be an energizer for the Los Angeles Clippers, but instead he’s put up done disappointing performance after the other.
As the Clippers lost game 2, going down 2-0 for the second straight series, Beverly’s final stat line was something to laugh about. The Clippers guard put up a measly 3 points while going 0-5 from the field and 0-3 from three. He also had only 1 assist and three rebounds in 21 minutes of action.
Simply put, Beverly is not turning in the kind of performances the Clippers hoped he would. Los Angeles is on the brink of elimination once more, and if they fail to reach the Conference Finals for a second straight year, there could be major changes coming in the offseason.
PATRICK BEVERLY FROM 3 pic.twitter.com/Vijj5mOjom
— IAN (@ipoundurmom69) June 11, 2021
Patrick Beverly Boldly Declared “Next Five Years” Would Be His, Instead Fails To Produce In Playoffs
Beverly hasn’t enjoyed a meaningful playoff game since 2017. In fact, that was the last time he scored over 17 points in a playoff game.
Yes, Beverly’s primary focus isn’t to score the basketball, but he hasn’t been producing in other areas of the court either. His elite defense that we all seemed to love and praise at one point has regressed severely, making him unplayable at times.
I like how Patrick Beverly is supposed to be this elite defender but has had his minutes taken after game 2 cuz he couldn’t guard anyone
— Sadboi Connie 🦋 (@PlsDontBanMe23) June 5, 2021
Patrick Beverly: pic.twitter.com/GPRAu5p6EE
— David Portillo (@D_Portillo_0) June 11, 2021
Back in 2019, after the Warriors dynasty had ended, Patrick Beverly had made a bold statement about his future in the NBA. He looked Warriors guard Steph Curry in the eye and told him:
“You had the last five years. The next five years are mine.”
Curry couldn’t help but laugh at Beverly’s proclamation, saying:
“Aren’t you 31?”
If the Clippers are going to turn the series around against the Utah Jazz, they’re going to need all the help they can get. Patrick Beverly is part of that, and he has to be better in this series, there’s no getting around it.
Nobody’s asking him to drop 30 pieces, but if he can slow down the Jazz’s attack by reducing how much damage Jordan Clarkson or Donovan Mitchell can do, that’ll go a long way to helping the Clippers.