HoopsHype Patrick Beverley rumors

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With Rockets guard Pat Beverley returning on Wednesday from the sprained right knee he suffered in Game 1, his agent Kevin Bradbury said the injury had no relation to his torn knee cartilage March 27 and that Beverley was in no greater danger of further injury by playing again on Wednesday. Beverley was helped off the court on Sunday after he ran into a screen set by Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge. Aldridge fouled out on the play and Beverley fouled out less than a minute later. “The other night, he hyper-extended that thing and banged it on the ground,” Bradbury said. “That will cause lots of pain, but there was no swelling. It calmed down. If a doctor tells me there is a chance he can do something more to himself, it’s a tough spot to be in, but you have to make the best decision for the kid’s future.” Houston Chronicle

Bradbury said that he had a surgery scheduled for Beverley on March 31 in the days following his cartilage tear, but Dr. James Andrews said after reviewing two sets of MRI results that he would not recommend surgery. Had surgery repaired the cartilage, Beverley would have been out for the season. Had a torn piece of cartilage been removed, Beverley would be just returning now. Instead, he missed eight games and played in the final three of the regular season. “The debris (from the initial injury) is gone,” Bradbury said. “It’s smooth. Dr. Andrews said ‘I would not recommend doing anything on this even if it was the off-season.’ He was cleared medically to play. You are not going to re-tear it. That piece of meniscus is gone. It’s not coming back and getting torn again. It’s gone. “ Usually, a meniscus tear has varying degrees of fraying on the edges. Bradbury, who also represents former Rockets forward Chase Budinger who had the surgery and a subsequent surgery for a meniscus tear, said Beverly’s tear was a clean, straight line. Houston Chronicle

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According to NBA.com, the Rockets allow 101.5 points per 100 possessions with Beverley on the floor, and that shoots up to 103.4 per 100 possessions when he is off the court. He has a plus/minus of 7.9 when he is on the floor, the highest of any Rockets regular. That has Beverley within sight of one of the accomplishments he hoped to reach this year — making the NBA’s All-Defensive team. He does not put up particularly big steals numbers, which is too often how perimeter defenders are judged. But Beverley prefers to make his impact not by gambling for turnovers, rather by staying tight on his man at all times. “(All-Defense) was one of my goals going into this year,” Beverley said. “Hopefully, people see that the way I play defense is top-notch in the NBA and I can make the All-Defensive team. … I think very few people do what I do defensively to change a basketball game. That’s what I do, I put my team in a good situation to win basketball games with my defense. I think it’s rare that you see that kind of gift that people have in the NBA but I am able to have fun with it.” Sporting News

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Beverley spoke to the media before Saturday night’s game at the Toyota Center with the Clippers as he was pulling a workout shirt and sneakers before heading to the weight room. He was upbeat and talking confidently. “I feel pretty good,” Beverley said. “I just feel like I knocked knees with somebody. It hurt a lot the first day. I don’t really feel a lot of pain today, which is a good sign. No swelling. “Like I said, I don’t feel a lot of pain. It’s always a great thing. No swelling is a great thing. It wasn’t in the same area where a lot of players tore their meniscus at. It’s a pretty solid area. I feel pretty confident about it. I’m about to go lift weights right now and get some work in.” NBA.com

You can hold off all the doom and gloom talk about the end of Patrick Beverley’s season for the moment. The Rockets point guard, who suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee on Thursday, will travel to Alabama to be examined by renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews on Monday and is hoping for a relatively quick return. “I’m gonna see the best knee doctor in the country,” Beverley said. “I talked to him on the phone. He seen it. It really looks good. We’ll see how long it lasts. Maybe 10 or 14 days, maybe four weeks. It just depends on he gets his hands on it and sees how it is.” NBA.com

Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley had an MRI Friday that revealed a torn meniscus in his right knee, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. USA Today Sports

Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, who had a minor kerfuffle with Houston’s Patrick Beverley earlier this month, said he wishes the Rockets’ point guard nothing but the best with his injured right knee. “I’m sorry to hear it happened to him,’’ Lillard said, moments after finding out following the Blazers’ 91-74 victory in Chicago. “It happens in the game of basketball, in any sport. Hopefully, he will recover from it. I wish the best for him.’’ Oregonian

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