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Clippers Patrick Beverley Says He Requested Trade From Houston Prior To Arrival In Los Angeles

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Well, Patrick Beverley apparently got what he asked for with the Houston Rockets.

While appearing on ‘The Woj Pod’ with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Beverley said the he requested a trade from his former team, Houston, right before he was dealt to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Beverley was included in the package sent by the Rockets to the Clippers in the Chris Paul deal.

“I asked for it. I asked for a bigger opportunity, a bigger chance to display my skills on a high level” Beverely said (h/t Dan Feldman of NBC Sports).

“And I was fortunate that the Rockets did really good with me and put me in a situation where I can thrive and be successful. They could have really dumped me anywhere, but they did right, and I respect them a lot for it.”

Beverley, 29, averaged 9.5 points and a career-high 5.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in the 2016-2017 season and made the NBA All-Defensive First Team.

 

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Nene Plans On Re-Signing with Rockets

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Veteran center Nene plans to play for the Houston Rockets for the upcoming season, according to The Athletic’s Kelly Iko.

Nene reportedly is set to re-sign with the team as they gear up for another push for an NBA championship.

Nene has averaged 6.8 points and 3.6 rebounds during his three-season stay with the Rockets.

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Rockets Officially Sign Eric Gordon to Four-Year Contract Extension

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The Houston Rockets have officially signed guard Eric Gordon to a four-year, $75.6 million contract, according to an official team announcement.

In order for Gordon to cash in on the entire deal, he would need to make an All Star team or be a part of a Rockets championship team, which would guaranteed the final year of his new deal.

Gordon, 30, averaged 16.2 ppg last season for the Rockets.

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Rockets, Clippers Interested in Andre Iguodala

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The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers are two teams that are in strong pursuit of Memphis Grizzlies veteran forward Andre Iguodala, according to Stadium’s Shams Charania.

According to the report, the Grizzlies have tried to find a suitable trade partner to ship out Iguodala in the hopes of getting some value back, and have engaged in talks with the Dallas Mavericks and the Denver Nuggets at different points.

In regards to the Rockets, they are still not comfortable with the idea of going deep in the luxury tax just to land Iguodala.

The Clippers appear to be resistant in giving up newly acquired forward Mo Harkless in landing Iguodala.

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