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.