The 4 most underpaid Philadelphia 76ers next season
2. Patrick Beverley – $3.2 million
Patrick Beverley’s detractors will quickly pull up his meager stats and ridicule the fact that he’s even being considered an underpaid player. But if you’re exactly the type of person to judge the veteran guard by sheer numbers, you’ve already fallen into his trap.
One of the 76ers’ few offseason signings, the pesky, defensive-minded guard will be tasked with anchoring the team’s second-unit defense. Sure, his lack of acuity with the common offensive skills puts a damper on his role, but he more than makes up for it with his uncanny defensive impact no matter the amount of court time he gets.
Beverley’s impact goes beyond his histrionics — his defensive presence is contagious and has been a proven culture-setter. His veteran presence is also a very welcome addition to a team with a less-than-inspiring track record in suppressing off-court tensions.
Hence, for just a tad more than three million, Beverley will be one of the more underpaid players not only on the 76ers roster but in the entire association, as long as it pans out.
And going with past precedent, it likely will.