After agreeing to a buyout with the Magic, Patrick Beverley is set to continue his career with the Bulls.
The 34-year-old point guard revealed that he was choosing between two teams when deciding where to play next.
Besides the Bulls, ex-Laker considered the Warriors, but opted for his hometown of Chicago because Golden State already has many guards.
In addition, Beverley says that the Eastern Conference is kind of weak, implying that there is a better chance of making the playoffs with the Bulls.
Currently Chicago is eleventh in the East with 26 wins and 33 losses, which puts the team just outside the play-in zone.
Via Farbod Esnaashari of Sports Illustrated:
“I’m going to be taking my talents back home,” Beverley said. “It was between Golden State and the Bulls. Obviously, it’s always good to play with a lot of great talent in Golden State, but y’know, a lot of guards over there. So, I figured I could make a playoff push with the Bulls right now, and kinda pop them up a little bit. The east is kinda weak. I’m excited man, I’m excited. I get to take my son to school. I get to take my son and baby girl to school, I get to pick them up, I get to rep my city on my chest.”
This season Beverley has averaged 6.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 26.9 minutes per game for the Lakers.