On The Woj Pod with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski (h/t Dan Feldman of NBC Sports), Beverley said the following regarding Houston's decision to trade him to the Clippers as part of a package for point guard Chris Paul:
"I asked for it. I asked for a bigger opportunity, a bigger chance to display my skills on a high level. 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."
The 29-year-old Beverley spent the first five seasons of his career with the Rockets after failing to catch on with the Miami Heat out of college.
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After signing with Houston, Beverley developed into a starter. He started 240 games over the course of five seasons and earned a reputation as a top-notch perimeter defender.
He was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2013-14 before making the first team last season.
In 2016-17, Beverley averaged 9.5 points and a career-high 5.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. He also shot 42.0 percent from the field and 38.2 percent from long range.
Beverley brings a different skill set to the table and has far fewer credentials than Paul, but he will have an opportunity to play big minutes for a new-look Clippers team.