Patrick Beverley (born July 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2009 NBA draft, and then traded to the Miami Heat for a future 2011 second round draft pick and an undisclosed amount of cash. In 2007, Beverley appeared in the movie Hoop Reality, the sequel to Hoop Dreams, with Arthur Agee. He also appeared in the 2004 MTV Nike Battlegrounds series, and played for the Chicago team at age 16. He played college basketball at the University of Arkansas. In the 2008–09 season, he played in the Ukrainian Second Division with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. In 2009–10, he played in the Greek Basket League with Olympiacos Piraeus.
On January 7, 2013, Beverley signed a multi-year deal with the Houston Rockets. He was immediately assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. On January 14, 2013, he was recalled by the Rockets. On January 15, he made his NBA regular season debut in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. He recorded 3 points, 1 assist and 1 steal. As the season went on, Beverley earned more minutes and eventually became the backup point guard. At the beginning of the 2013 NBA Playoffs, Beverley joined Jeremy Lin and James Harden in the Rockets starting lineup. He contributed 16 points and 12 rebounds, including a game-high 5 offensive rebounds, in a 102-105 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 24.
In that game, Beverley attempted to steal the ball from Russell Westbrook as a timeout was being called and collided with Westbrook’s knee. Westbrook was injured in the play and was later declared out for the rest of the playoffs. Afterwards, police investigated death threats targeting Beverley. The Rockets lost the series in six games.
Beverley made his first regular season start in the NBA in the first game of the 2013–14 season, his first time on an NBA team’s season opening roster.
On February 14, 2015, Beverley won the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge, beating out then Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Knight in the final round. On March 30, he was ruled out for the rest of the season with a left wrist injury.
On July 9, 2015, Beverley re-signed with the Rockets on a four-year, $23 million deal.
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Career highlights and awards
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2014)
NBA Skills Challenge champion (2015)
Eurocup MVP (2012)
All-Eurocup First Team (2012)
Competitor for United States FIBA U19 World Championship
Silver medal – second place 2007 Novi Sad United States