Rob Pelinka makes a statement on Patrick Beverley’s trade: “Patrick’s ‘3-and-D’ style will mesh perfectly with the other items on our roster and align perfectly with Coach Ham’s ethos.”

Patrick Beverly was recently traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, and there is no doubt that it was a good acquisition for the team. Beverley is well known for his perimeter defense and leadership. He didn’t miss the playoffs when he was healthy, and it’s clear that Patrick Beverley is an elite player who contributes to winning.

Rob Pelinka recently made a statement about the addition of Patrick Beverley. He said the team was “thrilled” to have the playmaker and noted that Patrick Beverley’s style of play “will fit in nicely with the other elements of our roster”.

Pelinka: “We are delighted to add the tenacity and competitive spirit of Patrick Beverley to our team. We’re confident that Patrick’s ‘3-and-D’ style will blend seamlessly with the other pieces on our list and align perfectly with Coach Ham’s hard work, play smart philosophy.

There is no doubt that defense has been one of the problems for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2021-22 season. In fact, at one point, LeBron James admitted the team was struggling defensively, adding that the team “lost a lot of games because our defense was broken.”

“We are a Frank Vogel team and it obviously starts with defence, starts with the attacking point, starts with the point guard position. So obviously this league is a huge league of pick and roll, the big ones being able to help the goalies, protect the goalies, the goalies coming back in front of the ball, the big ones coming back to be big on big so we can bounce the ball when shots go up. Obviously, it’s been tough for us this year defensively. We had a lot of breakdowns and lost a lot of games because our defense broke. It is also because our attack sometimes also. Your offense can help your defense. If you take bad shots or turn the ball around or take a good shot and it’s a long rebound and you don’t come back, that can affect your defense as well.

Hopefully the addition of Patrick Beverley will help resolve some of those defensive issues. It’s clear that Rob Pelinka thinks he can play a complementary role and help the roster improve.

The Los Angeles Lakers have significantly modified their roster this summer around LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Hopefully these changes prove successful, and maybe we’ll see the team return to the playoffs after a disappointing season.

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