By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Beverley was fined $30,000 for his conduct following the Play-In game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA announced Thursday.
Per the press release: “Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley has been fined $30,000 for inappropriate statements during a media interview and on social media, including the egregious use of profanity, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations.
Beverley made his comments to the media during a postgame press conference and on a social media post following the Timberwolves’ 109-104 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on April 12 at Target Center.”
Surviving the Play-In contest, the Timberwolves moved into the Playoffs for the first time since 2018 and only the second in the last 18 years. Up next are the Memphis Grizzlies in a best-of-seven series scheduled to tip-off on Saturday night (21:30 CET) at FedExForum.
Beverley, 33, was traded from the Clippers to the Grizzlies and from there to the Wolves prior to the start of the 2021-22 season. Putting up 9.2 points, 4.6 assists, 4.1 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 0.9 blocks per contest cemented himself as the starting point guard and an extremely valuable asset en route to the Playoffs.
This is the tenth NBA season for the Arkansas product. Early in his professional career, he made his way to 19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games as a member of Olympiacos in 2009-10. In addition, he displayed his talents in Russia and Ukraine for Spartak St. Petersburg and Dnipro, respectively.
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