Sport: NBA announces significant discipline for Lakers' Patrick Beverley

Lakers reportedly interested in controversial free agent

  Lakers reportedly interested in controversial free agent The Lakers are a basketball catastrophe this season at 3-10 and will likely take roster improvements anywhere they can. This is not the first time in recent months that they have been linked to a controversial player. Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily.

The NBA on Thursday announced some significant discipline for Patrick Beverley.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Patrick Beverley. © Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Lakers guard Patrick Beverley.

Beverley was ejected from Tuesday’s Los Angeles Lakers-Phoenix Suns game after giving a forceful, blindside shove to Deandre Ayton (video here).

Some people were calling for harsh discipline for Beverley, and the NBA responded accordingly.

The league announced on Thursday that Beverley has been suspended for three games. They said in their announcement that the suspension was “based in part on Beverley’s history of unsportsmanlike acts.”

The Lakers reportedly are considering 3 trade options. This is the one they should do

  The Lakers reportedly are considering 3 trade options. This is the one they should do We take a look at the three trade options the Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly exploring and explain why one of them is clearly the bestWe recently got an update from Jovan Buha, who covers the Lakers for The Athletic, on the timeframe the Lakers are looking at and how they have three possible scenarios in mind.

Beverley will begin serving his suspension on Friday night and will not play in the Lakers’ game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Beverley has been known for being a tough player who plays somewhat of an enforcer role. In this case, he was trying to send the message that nobody can disrespect one of his teammates and get away with it.

Beverley sent the message but is paying the price with his suspension.

Lakers reportedly likely to make at least one trade, possibly more .
As the Lakers near closer and closer to Dec. 15 and their latest deadline, it appears this time they’re serious about doing a trade.As we all know, that deadline came and passed on Wednesday, but not before the Lakers pushed the mark back to Dec. 15. This time, though, it seems as though the Lakers are serious about making a deal.

See also