Beverley goes to the Timberwolves and the Grizzlies receive Culver and Juancho

Sports Writing (USA), Aug 17 (EFE) .- Veteran base Patrick Beverley was once again the protagonist of a new transfer this Tuesday after the Memphis Grizzlies sent him to the Minnesota Timberwolves, who in turn gave the guard Jarrett Culver and Spanish power forward Juancho Hernangómez.

Although the closing of the transfer has not yet been officially confirmed, several journalist sources, including the ESPN television network, already take it for granted.

With the trade, Minnesota gets the toughness and leadership of Beverley for its young and developing roster.

Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas is familiar with Beverley after his time with the Houston Rockets, which was where he developed before being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, who sent him to the Grizzlies last week. .

Meanwhile, Memphis continues to add talent to round out the roster and does so with two young players who may have projection in the league.

Culver, 22, was the sixth overall pick in the 2019 college draft and averaged 5.3 points and 3.1 rebounds in 34 games he played last season.

Hernangomez, 25, averaged 7.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in 52 games he played during the 2020-21 season, the first complete with the Timberwolves, who had achieved it in the middle of 2019-20 when he played with the Denver Nuggets.

Juancho’s arrival will allow him to join fellow Spaniard, power forward Santi Aldama, 20, who was selected with number 30 in the last university draw.

The presence of both players in the Grizzlies roster is seen as the new version of the Spanish connection that has existed in the Memphis team since they enlisted the services of All-Star brothers Pau and Marc Gasol.

The 33-year-old Beverley was a popular player with the Clippers, with whom he spent the last four years of his career. He lost his starting job to protect Reggie Jackson in the Western Conference playoffs.

He was a fan favorite in Los Angeles because of his defense, provocative style and emotional lead with the Clippers when they exceeded expectations and surprisingly made the postseason in 2019.

However, last season he was only able to play in 37 games due to injuries.

In nine seasons with the Rockets and Clippers, Beverley averaged 8.8 points; 4.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 468 regular season games.

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