The Utah Jazz will trade Patrick Beverley before he plays a game in a Jazz uniform.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday night that Utah is in “advanced talks” to trade Beverley to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Talen Horton-Tucker and Stanley Johnson.
The Los Angeles Lakers are in advanced talks on a trade to acquire Utah Jazz guard Patrick Beverley for Talen Horton-Tucker and Stanley Johnson, sources tell ESPN. Deal could be finalized as soon as Thursday.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 25, 2022
The Deseret News’ Sarah Todd confirmed the deal through team sources.
Beverley, known for his tenacious defense, arrived in Utah via the Rudy Gobert trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves in June.
Horton-Tucker has played three seasons with the Lakers after being taken in the second round of the 2019 NBA draft.
The 6-foot-4, 234-pound guard appeared in 60 games for the Lakers last year, starting 19 of them. He averaged 10 points, 2.7 assists and 3.2 rebounds. He shot 42% from the field and 27% from 3.
Johnson is a seven-year NBA veteran, with stints with Detroit, New Orleans, Toronto and the Lakers. The 25-year-old appeared in 48 games for the Lakers, starting 27 of them. The 6-foot-6, 242-pound forward averaged 6.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists for the Lakers last season. He shot 47% from the field and 31% from 3.