Clippers guard Patrick Beverley says he requested a trade from the Houston Rockets before his inclusion into the Chris Paul deal.

While on the Woj Pod, Beverley revealed that he wanted a “bigger opportunity” to display his skills.

“It comes kind of surprising to people that ask, ‘Why did they trade you?’ I asked for it,” Beverley said on the podcast, released on Friday.

 

“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.”

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