The Philadelphia 76ers signed Patrick Beverley this offseason to add veteran depth to a roster on the hunt for a championship. Beverley himself has never won one, but knows what it takes to do so.
This is his 13th year in the league and his fifth different team in as many years. He's been around and knows what winning basketball is.
In addition to a winning basketball team, Beverley also signed up for the Philly experience. The city, the amenities, and the fans all come with that. Needless to say, Bev is having himself a time.
Pat Bev is wishing his time in Philly started sooner
It's hard to say where the Sixers would be if Beverley started his career here as a rookie in 2012. We know how this league has changed. Players come and go quickly looking to maximize their worth.
It's hard to say if there would have been mutual interest in staying together for 13 seasons. I'm not sure if Bev would have had the patience to "trust the process" quite like Joel Embiid had to. It's also nearly impossible to know if the Sixers could have appeared in the Finals with him there, but it's fun to speculate on.
Beverley's season averages are low, but they don't tell the full story. His presence off the bench has been wonderful for the Sixers. At the beginning of this month, his 26 points in a game without Embiid or Tyrese Maxey almost helped the Sixers stun the Celtics at home. He's a great asset to this team and can step up when called upon.
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