Tag:Patrick Beverley
Posted on: November 5, 2010 2:29 pm

Report: Bulls hold on Beverley for trade purposes

Posted by Royce Young

After he was cut by the Miami Heat to make room for Jerry Stackhouse, most thought guard Patrick Beverley would find a new NBA home soon. In fact, even Beverley thought the same thing tweeting about good news he was going to have.

Well, that good never came and the team expected to sign him, didn't. Why? Because the Chicago Bulls are keeping the roster flexible to explore future trades, reports ESPN.com.

Reportedly, a trade sending forward James Johnson to Charlotte has popped up as an option, but the talks haven't become serious yet. What would the Bulls be seeking in return? No telling at this point, but as of now, their plans don't involve Beverley.

As is the case always in the NBA, nothing is done until it's totally done. So Beverley could still find his way into a Chicago uniform in the near future. The Bulls scheduled Beverley for a physical but nothing materialized. Chicago's options also include bringing back John Lucas III or Kyle Weaver, players that both worked out for the Bulls.

Chicago needs point guard depth right now. C.J. Watson has done a decent job backing up Derrick Rose, but his natural place is more of a combo guard. Most teams carry three point guards, but right now, the Bulls truly only have one plus a shooting guard pretending to be a point man.

Currently, the Bulls have 13 players on the active roster so any trade they're looking at will likely be a two-for-one type of a deal, so it's certainly something to keep an eye on.
Posted on: November 1, 2010 11:55 am
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:22 pm

The Miami Heat have a new hand signal

The Miami Heat have developed a hand signal. Posted by Ben Golliver

It wasn't enough for the Miami Heat to be the talk of the NBA for the entire summer, after LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh decided to team up in South Beach. It wasn't enough for the Heat to attract veterans like Mike Miller, Jerry Stackhouse, Juwan Howard and Zydrunas Ilgauskas to fill out the roster.  It wasn't enough for the Heat to be so loaded that they had 18 or 19 quality NBA players in their training camp, making roster cutdowns more painful in Miami than anywhere else in the league. None of it was enough, so the Miami Heat have decided to develop a coordinated team hand signal to establish themselves as cooler than the rest of the world, and the team is using it so often that we now have no choice but to write about.  Via Getty images, here's LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem and company pinching their fingertips together with both hands raised above their head. miami-heat-hand-signal Here's a closer look at the sign, as demonstrated by Heat reserve point guard Patrick Beverley on Twitter. patrick-beverley-hand So what does the hand signal mean?  Heat guards Wade and Mario Chalmers have made reference to the sign recently on Twitter, with Wade saying he was going to keep its meaning a secret.  Surya Fernandez of HotHotHoops.com caught up with Beverley to chase down an explanation.
While coach Erik Spoelstra and later Juwan Howard trotted out for messages to the crowd, the Heat team started in with a new silent hand signal of pinching their fingertips together with raised hands as the team saluted the crowd after the scrimmage ended and during an impromptu dunk display featuring LeBron and Patrick Beverley.
Was the gesture an inside joke? Perhaps it’s a sign of unity or maybe an acknowledgment to the crowd (or haters?). The reason why the team has started doing it has something to do with Beverley, who is acknowledged as the player who introduced it to the team, but he is tight-lipped about it.
“It’s part of our secret society,” joked Beverley. “I grew up doing it but the rest? No comment. Let’s just leave it at that.”
Congratulations. Not even Andy Bernard would want to join that secret society.  I've gotta say I'm stumped on this one. I carefully investigated this chart and determined that they are not making the American Sign Language sign for any of the 26 letters in the alphabet. Past that, it's hard to care. Tas Melas at The Score ventures that the the hand signal is a hush to the haters, a way to visually silence their critics.  But this whole thing begs the question: Whatever happened to the good old days, when hand signals actually stood for something meaningful? michael-jordan
Posted on: October 26, 2010 12:18 pm

Report: Bulls looking hard at Patrick Beverley

Posted by Royce Young

After the Heat waived guard Patrick Beverley Monday to trim their final roster to 15, it was pretty well understood Beverley wouldn't be available for long. Especially in a league where reliable point guards are always needed.

And as Beverley tweeted, he's got some good news.

Marc Stein of ESPN.com said that good news could be that Beverley signs with the Chicago Bulls, who have interest. The hangup is that the Bulls are likely waiting on Beverley to clear waivers first. The Heat guaranteed two years on Beverley's deal making him pretty unattractive to claim. But once he clears, Chicago is a prime candidate for the backup point man.

The Bulls cut John Lucas III last week and with C.J. Watson being more of a combo guard than point guard, Beverley could fit in well as Derrick Rose's backup.

Beverley showcased some serious skills in the preseason and if Mike Miller had not been injured and the Heat signed Jerry Stackhouse, Beverley had a decent chance to make the Heat roster as the third point guard.
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