I’m simply not convinced that Pat Bev gets it.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are not playing in the G-League. This is a full-fledged NBA franchise team that plays all other NBA teams over the course of a season.
So the point that I get out of this is that rather than play 41 games on the road each season and 41 games on the home court at Target Center, Anthony Edwards will someday come to believe that he has outgrown Target Center and will seek to play for the Boston Celtics, the Los Angeles Lakers, or the New York Knicks simply to play in a larget city and pay more to live there?
A hammer sees everything as a nail. A fish sees everything as a fish. Patrick Beverley sees Anthony Edwards as a player who will tire of playing for the same NBA team because, well, Beverley has been an NBA player on the move of late.
Lord, I was born a ramblin’ man
In eleven seasons, Beverley has played for five NBA teams. But in the past 16 months, he has appeared on the rosters of four different NBA teams. And Patrick Beverley will suit up for a new team, the Philadelphia 76ers, this season.
Patrick Beverley is a rolling stone.
Why? Just look at recent history. Patrick Beverley has been on the rosters of the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Utah Jazz, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Chicago Bulls, and now the Philadelphia 76ers. That’s five NBA teams in less than two seasons. A rolling stone gathers no moss but views the world in terms of rolling stones.
That’s not by choice. Patrick Beverley’s career choices are now driven by two things. Chasing a chance to win an NBA Championship, and trying to get the biggest paycheck possible in the process. While that is his current motivation, and he is wise to do so, that is not what motivates Anthony Edwards right now.