• Patrick Beverley earned a total of $38 million in 9 seasons 
  • He has an estimated net worth of $13 million
  • Steph Curry earned more in one season comapared to PatBev's earnings in 9 seasons

Patrick Beverley’s net worth is around $13 million. Here’s how the tough defender built his fortune.

Beverley was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009, but he opted to play overseas. He returned to the NBA and suited up for the Miami Heat before taking his talents abroad again, this time in Russia. He was part of the Houston Rockets from 2013 to 2017, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

In Houston, Beverley seemed to have found a home and started showcasing other facets of his game especially on the defensive end. He made the All NBA Defensive Team twice while playing for the Rockets.

The journeyman then signed to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2017. Last year, he signed an extension until the 2021-2020 season which would pay him a total of $40 million for his 3-year deal. Beverley is set to receive the biggest payday of his career as a member of the Clippers with $22 million total earnings so far for three years which easily eclipses the $14 million earnings he received with the Rockets while playing for them for five seasons, a report from Spotrac revealed.

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Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) reacts after scoring during the third quarter against the Miami Heat during a game in Houston. Reuters/Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports

Players love competing with the Chicago, Illinois native but hate to play against him. As one of the hard-nosed defenders in the NBA, PatBev has earned a reputation as a borderline tough and dirty player. For the Clippers, he is just a guy on the roster willing to do anything to win, even sometimes resulting in inadvertent hits or injuries to opposing players. Beverley takes pride in his defense no matter who he is guarding.

The intangibles he brings to the game make his value to the team even bigger. However, defensive specialists seem to earn a bit lower compared to elite offensive players. Compared to Steph Curry, one of the most prolific shooters in the league, who earned $40 million in the 2019-2020 season alone, Beverley’s $38 million earnings in nine seasons seems overly underpaid.

The Clippers do not have traditional post players and the team employs a switch-all-the-time defensive strategy. This means that anyone in the five Clippers on the floor is expected to guard positions one to five. Beverley’s slight frame is a mismatch against opposing bigs, but there were several incidents where he was able to hold his own against centers and power forwards.

The Clippers just lost Game 7 against the Denver Nuggets. Should the team rebuild next season, it still needs the services and never-quit mentality of Beverley even if he will be 33 years old next year.