Raptors news: Patrick Beverley continues beef, fix for offense proposed

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 02: Patrick Beverley #22 of the Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 02: Patrick Beverley #22 of the Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

The Toronto Raptors are an unsavory 0-2 against Nick Nurse, Patrick Beverley, and the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2023-24 season and 2-2 against the rest of the NBA. The worst part about losing to a Beverley-led team is listening to his commentary after the game.

Beverley, who never met a microphone he didn’t like, continued his ongoing heel turn as a bench player talking like a starter and calling out opponents. Despite being outscored by Malachi Flynn in consecutive games, Beverley has kept poking the Canadian bear.

In his traditional vague, bloviating fashion, Beverley ripped Toronto for not having “dogs” on the roster on his podcast, following that statement with a condescending tweet after Toronto’s first loss. Unsurprisingly, Beverley repeated the process after Philly beat Toronto at Wells Fargo Center.

The continuation of this very one-sided beef has to be hilarious for Raptors fans, as they are not engaging in any sort of back-and-forth with Beverley while he goes out and scores three points every single night. The Raptors have problems, but Beverley and his assessment of this team are not one of them.

More Raptors news

  • Former Raptors power forward and UNC legend Tyler Hansbrough shouted out the city of Toronto and his tenure with the Raptors on the “Run Your Race” podcast.
  • “Toronto is the most underrated NBA city out there,” Hansbrough said. “I tell people, man, Toronto’s the best city I’ve ever lived in…Their fans are unbelievable, even when they suck… when they got Kawhi [Leonard] I was like, if they win this damn thing they’re gonna do the unthinkable.”
  • Bleacher Report proposed an unusual solution to fixing Toronto’s offensive woes, and it involves Jakob Poeltl. Rather than letting Pascal Siakam or Scottie Barnes dominate the ball, Poeltl would be given the ball with cutters attacking all around him.

NBA news

  • The NBA’s in-season tournament kicked off in earnest, and the first round of group stage games did not disappoint. Between Giannis Antetkounmpo’s Bucks taking down Julius Randle’s Knicks and the Nets winning a nail-biter against the Bulls, the competitive element Adam Silver wants in the regular season was certainly present.
  • Walter Davis, who is the leading scorer in Phoenix Suns history, passed away at the age of 69. Davis made six All-Star teams in his career, averaged 18.9 points per game across 15 seasons, and was named All-NBA twice.

Will Rajakovic make Beverley’s comments look foolish?