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Beverley will be a restricted free agent this summer. While his immediate goal is to return in time to help during the playoffs, Beverley hopes to continue playing for the Rockets. "My focus is getting healthy and getting back out there," Beverley said. "When I first got the surgery and some people said it was a season-ending injury, of course you're forced to think about that. I want to be in Houston. I want to be a part of this whole thing that we've built since me and James first got here, but that's not under my control. That's up to my agent and (general manager) Daryl Morey of the Rockets. It's going to be interesting this summer. I'm just happy I put myself in a position where I can play basketball and earn enough money to take care of my family." FOX 26 Sports

Houston Rockets guard Pat Beverley is hopeful he will recover from left wrist surgery in time to help the Rockets in the playoffs if they are still alive. The Rockets announced Beverley would miss the remainder of the 2014-15 (regular) season, but did not address the possibility he could return at some point during the playoffs. "Very strong possibility," Beverley said in an interview with FOX26 Sports. "Very strong. Let's hope everything goes right. I don't care about the pain. I can play through pain. I've been playing through all type of stuff the whole year, so I can play with the pain. I just have to get this cast off. When the cast comes off May 18, May 20th, wrap it up with tape and (I'll) be good to go. I don't care how weak it is. I don't care how strong it is. I don't care about that. As soon as this cast is off I'm back to business." FOX 26 Sports

"Time is not really on my side right now," Beverley said. "Hopefully, the Rockets, we do what we need to do and hopefully I'll be back at the end of the playoffs. If this injury happened a month ago or two months ago, then it's something different, but it happened right before the playoffs. So it's just a waiting process. I guess my cast off the 18th or the 20th, after that I'm not going to be that strong, but I will be healed. If we do what we need to do hopefully I come back like Willis Reed." FOX 26 Sports

April 10, 2015 Updates

A sampling of activities for which Barnes has been suspended and/or fined while treating his teammates like family: Fighting Rafer Alston (2008), chucking a ball in the stands (2009), criticizing referees (2010), escalating a fight between Jason Terry and Steve Blake (2011), fighting Greg Stiemsma (2013), failing to leave the court in a timely manner (twice; 2013), kicking a water bottle into the stands (2014) and talking to fans/cursing at Suns owner Robert Sarver(2015). Amount in fines Barnes estimates he’s paid to the NBA during his career: About $500,000. What Barnes thinks would have happened if it had been him, and not James Harden, who “accidentally” kicked LeBron James in a sensitive region of the anatomy in a game in February: “I’d be put in jail. Or at least suspended for several games.” Sports Illustrated

It's nice to feel the support, but James Harden doesn't need the chants from the Toyota Center crowd on each trip to the free throw line to know where he stands in the race. At least, not if he were voting. "I feel as though I am the MVP," Harden said. "I think the MVP is the most valuable player to your team. Obviously you have to be winning and be one of the top teams in this league and we are. NBA.com

The choice is more, he believes, than simply choosing his league-best 27.6 points per game over Stephen Curry leading the Warriors to an NBA-best 63 wins. "I'm looking at all those things put together," Harden said. "Like I said, not taking away from Steph or that team. It's an unbelievable season that they're having. But we're having a pretty good season as well with all the injuries and all that we've been going through this season. "Look, I understand that people can go either way with it. But for the most valuable player, I think I would have the edge." NBA.com

April 9, 2015 Updates

The Houston Rockets announced today that forward Donatas Motiejunas will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season with a lower back injury. Motiejunas (7-0, 255, Lithuania) last played on Mar. 25, 2014 against the New Orleans Pelicans. The third year player appeared in a career-high 71 games (62 starts) for the Rockets this season and averaged career bests for points (12.0), rebounds (5.9), and assists (1.8) per game in a career-high 28.7 minutes per game. Motiejunas underwent a successful lumbar microdiscectomy today performed by Dr. Robert Watkins. NBA.com



Average height of the main three players is 6-foot-10. It's truly a big man franchise.


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