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Patrick Beverley officially signed with the Bulls and has already participated in the team’s first practice. The 34-year-old point guard says he is stoked to play for his hometown team, something he has been trying to do for many years.

Like with every other team that he has been part of, Beverley intends to push his teammates to get the best out of them and reach the playoffs.

One of them is Zach LaVine that Pat Bev promised to focus on. He wants the Bulls star to focus on scoring and to not even think about passing.

“I told Zach, your job here is to not pass at all. Your job is to put the ball in the basket,” Beverley said, per K.C. Johnson.

This season LaVine is averaging 24 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 36 minutes per game.

The 27-year-old shooting guard says that he has been trying to get Beverley to Chicago for years.

“I’ve been trying to get PBev here for years,” he said. “He’s the kind of guy you hate to play against but love to have as teammate. We haven’t had a vocal leader like him since Thad (Young).”