The Miami Heat have signed yet another member of the Summer League team with today's announcement that Patrick Beverley
has been added, likely to a partially guaranteed contract. Beverley faces long odds to make the final roster with Mario Chalmers, Carlos Arroyo, Kenny Hasbrouck and Eddie House already on board although all are signed to small contracts so any of them could be cut with minimal financial impact.
Here is the official press release:
MIAMI,FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guard Patrick Beverley. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Beverley played in four games (three starts) for the HEAT’s 2010 summer league squad, averaging 5.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.25 steals, 1.8 assists and 24.8 minutes, while shooting 34.8 percent from the field and 70.0 percent from the free-throw line
Beverley spent the 2009-10 season in Greece playing for Olympiakos Pireus, averaging 4.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 15.5 minutes, while shooting 58.1 percent from the field. He helped the team to a 23-3 record and a Greek League Championship Finals appearance. During the 2008-09 season, he played for Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk of the Ukrainian Basketball Super League and averaged 16.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.15 steals and 1.35 blocks in 35.8 minutes per game.
Beverley was selected in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. His draft rights were traded to the HEAT in exchange for a 2011 second round draft pick and cash considerations.
For more on Beverley check out this recent interview
I did with him in Las Vegas.