Sportsbooks revealed their new prospect for the Los Angeles Lakers and in a shocker… they didn’t budge. That’s right, FanDuel announced their new odds following the Los Angeles Lakers trade for Patrick Beverley and they’re still sitting at 24/1.
Lakers NBA Championship Odds 👇
Before buying Pat Bev: 24/1
After buying Pat Bev: 24/1 https://t.co/ozGhVn4r3J
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) August 25, 2022
Patrick Beverley New Lakers trade
Despite what the sportsbooks think, Patrick Beverley believes he can lead the Lakers to the Western Conference Finals and Stephen Smith had this to say in a recent interview.
“If I’m a free agent and I’m playing for the Lakers, I’m going to the game. Going to the Western Conference Finals.
“No. Nobody’s going. The exact same team: the Western Conference Finals. Because they don’t have anybody and they don’t have any respect for LeBron James, but he’s doing a lot. Who’s the leader? They got success because he was the leader there. Rondo was there then. He was the leader.”
“Who is the leader? Who tells LeBron you have to be the underdog? Bro, that’s not your help, you need to get out. No one is telling them, not consistently.”
“It’s not about scoring 20 points, it’s not about having 15 dimes, I want to win,” Beverly said.
Patrick Beverley has been on the Lakers’ radar
Patrick Beverley has said before that he doesn’t want to join the Los Angeles Lakers. Fortunately, the wish seems to have been successful.
Beverly had this to say to Max Kellerman earlier this summer:
“If I’m a free agent and Minnesota and I don’t agree on numbers, yes,” Beverley said on ESPN’s This Just In when Max Kellerman asked him if he wanted to play for the Lakers. “I didn’t even hesitate. Just being able to play with great love [James], being able to pick his brain, being able to be a star in any role that I have, playing with Russell Westbrook… fantastic. “Playing for the Lakers, I couldn’t ask for a better job.”