FEBRUARY 16: Beverley officially signed his extension with the Timberwolves on Tuesday, according to NBA.com’s transactions log.
FEBRUARY 14: Veteran guard Patrick Beverley has agreed to a one-year, $13MM contract extension with the Timberwolves, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweets.
Minnesota already had a projected $107MM in salary commitments next season, not including the cap hold for its first-round pick, Bobby Marks of ESPN tweets. The Timberwolves could still use their mid-level exception and remain below the projected $147MM luxury tax line.
Beverley is in the final season of a three-year $40MM contract he signed with the Clippers in 2019. The 33-year-old has made his mark in the league as a pesky defender but he has also posted some solid stats for Minnesota.
He is averaging 9.0 PPG, 4.9 APG and 4.4 RPG in 26.1 MPG in 38 games, including 34 starts. He’s shooting 34% from deep, which is below his 37.9% career average.
This leaves Taurean Prince ($13MM this season) as the only prominent member of Minnesota’s rotation heading into free agency this summer.
Beverley will be the 27th player to sign a contract extension during the 2021/22 NBA league year, including the 16th to finalize a veteran extension. Our extension tracker features the details on this season’s other 26 deals.
15 thoughts on “Patrick Beverley Signs One-Year Extension With Timberwolves”
Excluding all stars
Player Salary exceeds $12 million a year
63 of 70 players are overpaid
Just my opinion
Sometimes you need to think about trade value for expiring contracts, not just straight up money
Nah, he’s completely changed the culture over there. They’re winning and as a team they’ve taken on his ‘dog’ mentality.
If Houston could have kept him in the CP3 trade, they would have won the championship in 2018.
MIN makes a real good move here. PB has gone from the one guy playing defense to their leader on the defensive end, and it’s actually resulting in wins. This keeps him around another year without a long term commitment, which they really can’t make.
Pat Bev is also playing lead ball handler. He putting guys in the right spots and being a coach on the floor. He keeps D Lo from taking at least 2 to 3 extra terrible shots per game. He can’t stop Ant from taking bad shots but no one can stop Ant. His offensive role from just a spot shooter to now being a play creator had changed this team.
Dlo is still the main creator. I see it more as Pat Bev does more of the standard PG organizing that the other guys don’t have the patience or discipline for. But I see what you’re saying. He brings value on the offensive end that ppl who don’t watch the game can’t appreciate.
They should move Towns to pf. There best players Garnett and Love played pf in their time in Minnesota. Put a defense C like Mitchel Robinson next to him . Towns just sits at the 3point line . Need a defensive big. Towns is not a defender
Drew Eubanks is available
Solid move as there will be nobody avail this offseason for Min and Bevs showed as a positive asset this year at the same price on the market
Im interested to see if more free agents will be willing to take the 1 yr high AAV contracts this offseason as teams patiently wait for the offseason after; that’s [currently} loaded. Players and agents love the multi years but front offices might not be so inclined to hand them out as freely this offseason
All these comments about overpaying are always hilarious. How someone takes the time to comment on a story without understanding the concept of the salary cap is bizarre to me.
The Wolves have no chance of being under the cap. As mentioned in the article, they can still spend their mid level and not reach the luxury tax threshold.
It doesn’t matter if it’s $6 million or $17 million, it just comes out of a billionaires pocket. Keeping Beverly is far more important than making sure Glen Taylor keeps an extra $3-4 million before he dies in a year and a half.
A bit morbid at the end there but this is exactly right
PB has been great around this young team….they sometimes even seem to give a crap about defense……something they lacked for YEARS! NO long term investment , can trade at deadline next year if the season goes south. Now if they could just get a defensive rim protector big man in the paint and also get Towns to play even a tiny bit of defense….
Why on earth do you wanna waste KAT’s talent by defending, anyone can do it… but what he does in the offence, well that is unique!