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March 31, 2015 Updates

After surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist on Tuesday morning, Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley will require four months of recovery, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Beverley’s ligament had to be reattached, a procedure that crushed a fleeting hope before the surgery that a two-month recovery period could’ve had Beverley back for the Western Conference Finals – if the Rockets advanced that far. Yahoo! Sports

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins missed Monday's 97-83 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies to rest nagging injuries as the team contemplates shutting down the All-Star big man for the rest of the season. Kings coach George Karl said Monday that he spoke with Cousins about how they would approach the final weeks of the season. Cousins has been dealing with a calf strain, sore foot and a thigh bruise among other ailments for several weeks. "We talked when he commented after one game that his body was beat up," Karl said before the Kings faced the Grizzlies. "I said, 'Instead of thinking about shutting it down, let's try to find some days that you can get your body rested.' We might schedule a piece of our games and (rest Cousins) again." ESPN.com

After missing 17 games with a knee injury, Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson is expected to make his return at some point on their upcoming crucial three-game road trip that begins Wednesday night against the Lakers at the Staples Center. Coach Monty Williams said Anderson has been working out a lot lately and said it looks he will be ready to play soon. ''I'm definitely going to be back on this road trip,'' Anderson said after Monday's practice. ''That's my full intention.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune

Warriors forward Draymond Green might not play Tuesday in the team's final regular-season meeting with the Los Angeles Clippers because of what he said was inflammation in his shins. The soreness combined with the fact that the Warriors have already clinched the top seed in the Western Conference with nine games left led to Green's being listed as questionable with the minor issue. San Jose Mercury-News

March 30, 2015 Updates

Beverley's agent, Kevin Bradbury, told FOX26 Sports Beverley had no choice but to opt for surgery. "After evaluations from several different doctors to analyze the situation for Pat, because his priority was first and foremost to try and play and help his team improve its season for the playoffs and obviously to win a championship ultimately in Houston, all of the results came back and there was no way around surgery," Bradbury said. "He had to have it done. Otherwise, the long-term implications on his body and his health would have not been as positive as they would be by having the surgery immediately." FOX 26 Sports

Jeff Teague will likely return to the Hawks lineup Monday after missing the past two games with a left ankle sprain. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said a definite decision on the status of the starting point will be made closer to game time but all indications are he will play against the Bucks. “He went through shootaround and we expect him to play but we’ll probably re-evaluate him just to make sure before the game,” Budenholzer said. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Houston Rockets announced that guard Patrick Beverley will have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist tomorrow and will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season. Beverley (6-1, 210, Arkansas) sustained the injury during a 110-100 win over the Indiana Pacers on Mar. 23, 2015. The third year guard has averaged 10.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 30.8 minutes per game in 56 appearances with the Houston Rockets this season. NBA.com

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