The Jazz are trading Patrick Beverley to the Lakers for Talen Horton-Tucker, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN added that the Stanley Johnson will be included in the deal.
The Los Angeles Lakers are in advanced talks on a trade to acquire Utah Jazz guard Patrick Beverley for Talen Horton-Tucker and Stanley Johnson, sources tell ESPN. Deal could be finalized as soon as Thursday.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 25, 2022
ANALYSIS: Funny how Patrick Beverly was a player Lakers fans routinely hated during his days with the Clippers, and Beverly has had a longstanding beef with Russell Westbrook. That's all led up tp Beverly coming to the Lakers where he'll be Westbrook's teammate for the time being. It makes sense why the Lakers made this move. Beverly spaces the floor better and plays better defense than Westbrook does at this point. It's not a franchise-saving move, but it's a step in the right direction. Especially if there's another move up the Laker sleeve.