HoopsHype Patrick Beverley rumors

April 27, 2013 Updates

The vitriol about the play in which Thunder star Russell Westbrook was hurt has escalated to death threats directed at Rockets guard Patrick Beverley, including one from someone that describes himself as a Thunder ballboy. Mitchell Brown sent a tweet that threatened, “Patrick Beverly (sic), I’m coming to kill you.” He sent another using Beverley’s Twitter handle; “@pavbev21 I’m coming to kill you.” Thunder spokesperson Matt Tumbleson said, “We do not condone his comments. He works game nights on a voluntary basis. We will handle this matter internally.” Houston Chronicle

While both Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni expressed sympathy for Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, neither of the Knicks’ point guards felt his potentially season-ending knee injury was the result of a dirty play. Westbrook, the All-Star point guard for the top-seeded Thunder, suffered a torn meniscus when he collided with Houston's Patrick Beverley as Westbrook was attempting to call timeout. “He wasn't trying to hurt him,” Felton said. “It's unfortunate. He was just trying to make a play.” New York Daily News

April 26, 2013 Updates

Speaking to reporters after shootaround on Friday, Beverley made it clear that he had no intention of trying to injure Westbrook. “Unfortunate situation, of course,” he said. “You hate to see the type of player like that go out with an injury like that. But the Thunder are still a good team, and we have to prepare for a good team right now.” Beverley was asked where he made contact with Westbrook, but said he hasn’t seen a replay of the incident. “I don’t even remember,” he said. “I haven’t really seen it yet. I really don’t watch ESPN like that, so I haven’t see it yet. But like I said, it’s definitely unfortunate. I was definitely looking forward to playing Westbrook again and battling again. It’s just an unfortunate situation.” NBCSports.com

“You have to go through it,” Beverley said. “It’s different here. You have cities versus cities, states versus states. There, it’s countries against countries. I’ve played in games and got hit in the face with quarters, played with my face bleeding. I’ve played in hostile environments a lot. The first round of the playoffs I can deal with.” Houston Chronicle

January 14, 2013 Updates

Jonathan Feigen: Rockets to call up rookie Patrick Beverley from the D League, per source. Was planned anyway but Lin ankle sprain set the timing. Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

January 7, 2013 Updates

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed guard Patrick Beverley to a multi-year deal. Beverley will be assigned to Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. To make room on the roster, the Rockets have waived guard Scott Machado. NBA.com

January 6, 2013 Updates

"Everything happened the way it's supposed to happen," an upbeat Beverley said by phone from Houston. That includes — deep breath here — meeting his biological father just once. Losing the man who raised him and who Beverley called his father to, in Beverley's words, "the streets and gangs and drugs of Chicago" when Beverley was in the eighth grade. Chicago Tribune

January 4, 2013 Updates

Jonathan Feigen: Patrick Beverley signed 3-yr Rockets deal yesterday, per source. Deal not in place until FIBA clearance so no cut yet. Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

January 3, 2013 Updates
December 30, 2012 Updates

Jonathan Feigen: Rockets could be adding Patrick Beverley too, source said. Obv wld prefer to create roster room in deal but been working on that for awhile. Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

December 23, 2012 Updates

Patrick Beverley is expected to be released by Spartak St. Petersburg in order to join Houston Rockets! For the last 10 days the two teams were in negotiations and finally the deal was made, despite the fact that Beverley is the most important player in the Russian club’s roster which still is in the hunt of the VTB League and Eurocup. EuroHoops.net

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