None of those players hold the title of his toughest matchup, however. That honor goes to Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers.
"I say Dame. I give it to him," Beverley told the JJ Redick Podcast. "Dame is one of the reasons why I went into the weight room. I told my guys, 'Hey, I gotta get faster laterally. I don't feel like I'm fast. I can't keep up with the speed right now. I don't know if I need to lose weight. I don't know if I need to get stronger. I don't know if I need to hire a new f--king team. But I need to get f--king faster.'"
Beverley's reasoning was rather straightforward. He said Portland has built a system that allows Lillard to play to his potential, giving him room to create separation and leave opponents embarrassed.
"Those half-court shots are like—for me that's layups and corner shots—half-court shots for him, though," Beverley said. "The dynamic is very different when you're going out there preparing for a player like that. Way different."
Beverley won't have to wait too long to see if he's able to keep up with Lillard now. The Clippers face the Blazers on Aug. 8 on TNT at 1 p.m. ET.