Adrian Wojnarowski: Clippers guard Patrick Beverley is progressing on making his return to the lineup vs. Toronto tonight, sources tell ESPN. Beverley has been upgraded to questionable after missing 12 games with a fractured wrist. He’s missed 24 of team’s past 26 games.
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Within the coming days, Beverley could appear in the lineup. Kawhi Leonard will play Saturday night against Denver in his second game since being sidelined April 8 by a sore right foot. “If he keeps progressing the way he is, we should be able to see him in the next couple games, hopefully,” Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said of Beverley before Saturday’s game, the 12th consecutive one Beverley has missed. A right knee injury suffered March 14 also contributed to Beverley missing 24 of the last 26 games.
Mirjam Swanson: Ty Lue on Pat Bev: “It’s tough, Pat’s such a hard worker … for this to happen just his second game back, it’s tough. “He’s a warrior and he’ll be back.”
Ohm Youngmisuk: With Paul George (rest) and Patrick Beverley (hand) out tonight, Clippers are starting Reggie Jackson and Luke Kennard. Serge Ibaka also remains out.
Andrew Greif: A source tells @latimessports that Patrick Beverley is not going on this 3-game Clippers road trip so he can continue to treat the right knee he injured Thursday.
Mirjam Swanson: I spy Patrick Beverley — out with right knee soreness — getting in some work. pic.twitter.com/cjc8OnxnVF
Ohm Youngmisuk: Pat Beverley (knee) remains out against the Cavs tonight.
Law Murray: Beverley will be given time to rest his knee and will be evaluated afterwards, per source. He has not been formally ruled out for the entire road trip, but he is not with the team either.
Jovan Buha: Patrick Beverley will be on a “low minutes restriction,” per TNT broadcast.
Jovan Buha: Patrick Beverley is playing in Game 1 vs. Denver, per Doc Rivers.
Farbod Esnaashari: Patrick Beverley is listed as QUESTIONABLE for Game 1 against the Nuggets. Take Note: Doc Rivers said he expects to see him play.
Mirjam Swanson: Patrick Beverley (strained calf) is considered “questionable” to play in Game 6, according to the Clippers’ latest injury report. That’s an upgrade from “doubtful,” as it was listed on the NBA’s injury site earlier today.
Brad Townsend: Pat Beverley out here breaking a sweat with Noah and couple other low or no minutes guys. Tells me he’s not playing tonight but might be nearing Game 6 return. pic.twitter.com/V1teQ3ffdC
Marc Stein: The Clippers’ Patrick Beverley out for Game 3 tonight against Dallas, Doc Rivers says
Jovan Buha: Kawhi Leonard (injury management — left knee soreness) and Patrick Beverley (groin) are out vs. Cleveland today, the Clippers announced.
Jovan Buha: Paul George and Pat Beverley are both playing tonight, Doc Rivers said.
Andrew Greif: Clippers forwards Paul George (hamstring) and Kawhi Leonard (left knee injury management) will *not* play tonight in Atlanta, per the team. Pat Beverley, who left last night’s win in Dallas with a sore right groin, is “doubtful” to play.
Jovan Buha: Paul George and Patrick Beverley are both playing, per Doc Rivers.
LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley is expected to miss a few games with a right wrist sprain, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski The Clippers already ruled out Beverley for Tuesday afternoon’s game at Sacramento due to the injury the point guard suffered Saturday during a 120-107 loss to Utah.
Rivers was concerned Beverley’s injury could keep him out for more games. Beverley averages 8 points and 6 rebounds this season. “We knew there was no break, but that doesn’t mean he is going to be out or not,” Rivers said Saturday after the game. “… He clearly felt like he could not even grab the ball, so that is not a good sign.” “I’m concerned a little bit about what the injury is,” Rivers added.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Clippers guard Patrick Beverley is expected to miss a few games with his right wrist sprain, league sources tell ESPN.
Beverley immediately took himself out of the game after taking a spill on his right arm while attempting a driving layup against Rudy Gobert with 10:15 left in the third quarter. While Beverley returned and started the fourth quarter after undergoing X-rays on his wrist, he checked out with 8:06 left and did not return. Beverley would not discuss his injury with reporters afterward. “We knew there was no break, but that doesn’t mean he is going to be out or not,” Rivers said. “It could be a bruise, it could be anything. He clearly felt like he could not even grab the ball, so that is not a good sign.”
Mark Medina: Clippers listing Kawhi Leonard and Patrick Beverley as questionable for tomorrow vs OKC. FWIW, Doc Rivers said that Kawhi “most definitely” will play tomorrow but we’ll see
Andrew Greif: Patrick Beverley also is OUT tonight with a sore left calf.
Jovan Buha: Doc Rivers says Pat Beverley went down in practice but it isn’t serious. Rodney McGruder stepped on someone’s foot and that’s more serious, but he isn’t expected to miss much time, if any at all. There’s a chance both rest tomorrow’s preseason game.
Mirjam Swanson: The Clippers list Patrick Beverley and Danilo Gallinari as *probable* for Wednesday’s game against Utah.
Mirjam Swanson: Clippers updated injury report – All out: Patrick Beverley (right hip pointer), Danilo Gallinari (sore left ankle), JaMychal Green (personal reasons aka baby).
Andrew Greif: Patrick Beverley (hip) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) are listed as doubtful to play vs. Golden State tomorrow. And last I’d heard, team is unsure whether JaMychal Green (baby) will be able to make it.
His voice on the court was missed for the second consecutive game because a right hip pointer kept Patrick Beverley out of action for the Clippers. He is considered the heart and soul of the Clippers, their engine that makes them go, but he cannot go right now because his body first betrayed Beverley in a game against Minnesota on March 26. The Clippers have two games left in the regular season, at Golden State Sunday and at Staples Center against the Utah Jazz Monday, and then it’s on to the playoffs next week.
“It’s an injury of concern. It’s not serious,” said Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who mentioned that Beverley participated in the team’s shoot-around Friday. “But it is concerning. He hasn’t played. We don’t know if he’ll play next game either. So, it’s an injury of concern, but nothing that I think is that serious. He will play in the playoffs. I’ll say that.”
When Beverley has been out, the Clippers miss his energy, enthusiasm and ability to hold all his teammates accountable. “There’s definitely a trend when he’s not on our floor,” Rivers said. “There’s no doubt about that. That’s why I kind of enjoy not having him right now because … Pat’s not going to play 48 minutes and his spirit has to become just our spirit in general. So I think this was a good lesson, good test for us.”
Andrew Greif: Doc Rivers says Pat Beverley’s hip pointer is an “injury of concern” — he won’t play tonight — but that he will play in the playoffs.
Jovan Buha: Patrick Beverley is available today. Danilo Gallinari (sore left ankle) is out. JaMychal Green is starting in Gallo’s place.
Mirjam Swanson: Clippers injury report: Patrick Beverley is probable with a right hip pointer. Danilo Gallinari is questionable with a sore left ankle.
Tomer Azarly: LA #Clippers’ Patrick Beverley on returning from injury – “I’m really ready. I like to go out there, put my game on the line & that’s more than just talking. I’m feeling really, really strong, I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in my life & we’re going to see soon.”
John Wall: Yessir bra and good to have u back healthy !! RT @Patrick Beverley: @John Wall good run this weekend. I see u been working on that outside shot!!! #Eat
Q: How did you battle back from your injury and how is rehab coming along? Patrick Beverley: Rehab is fine — over and done with. I got cleared about two months ago by Dr. Lowe. (I was) coming from a season where I (was) playing, arguably, the best basketball I’ve ever played in my life. (I had) a career high in points (and) a career high in steals. (It was) an unfortunate situation, but everything happens for a reason. It forced me to get stronger, mentally and physically. I’m ready to go.
Three months ahead of schedule, after microfracture and meniscus surgery on his right knee, LA Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley has been cleared to return to full basketball activities, his doctor told ESPN. Dr. Walter Lowe, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Center, called the speed of Beverley’s rehabilitation “remarkable.”
Beverley had season-ending surgery on Nov. 22 and had been expected to need a full nine months before receiving Thursday’s medical clearance. “I saw Pat [Thursday] and ordered a new MRI approximately six months out from his microfracture biocartilage repair and lateral meniscus repair,” Lowe told ESPN in a statement. “His recovery has been remarkable and I have cleared him to return to all basketball activities. This speedy recovery is a testament to Pat’s diligence to the comprehensive rehabilitation program between Houston and LA.”
Patrick Beverley: 1st workout with @MilosTeodosic4 today. Feels good to be back!!!!
“I’m running, I’m shooting, I’m jumping, I’m ball-handling, doing defensive slides,” said Beverley. “I mean, I feel ready, but I guess everyone else is thinking long-term. I wanted to come back like 4-or-5 games ago, but everyone’s thinking long-term. Of course, I’m not a doctor. They get paid to do what they do and give me the best advice they possibly can, and the best advice is longevity. I can’t argue with that.” He also said he expects to be fully ready and back to his old self by training camp, which is set to take place in Hawaii for the second-straight year. “Hell yeah [I’ll be ready]!” said Beverley. “120%! I feel strong as sh*t. I’ve been doing everything, so we’ll just see.”
Tomer Azarly: #Clippers Patrick Beverley tells @Farbod_E and I – ‘I’m ahead of schedule. Right now, I’m on the treadmill, been doing some single leg stuff, some step up, some defensive slides, squatting. I think next month i start jumping a little bit, and we’ll see how it goes from there.’
Brad Turner: Patrick Beverley joined Clippers a here in San Antonio for game. He is rehabbing knee in Houston
Bobby Marks: The Clippers have a roster spot available but are only $122K below the luxury tax and $6.1M below the hard cap. Los Angeles is eligible to apply for the Disabled Player Exception valued at $2.75M. The $5M contract for Patrick Beverley is non-guaranteed in 2018-19.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Clippers guard Patrick Beverley will miss the rest of the season, league sources tell ESPN. His surgery required a repair of a microfracture and meniscus injury to his right knee.
Brad Turner: Patrick Beverley is playing tonight
Beverley has missed five straight games with a sore right knee. He has averaged 12.9 points, three assists and three rebounds for the Clippers this season. Los Angeles has struggled without its opening-night backcourt of Beverley and rookie Milos Teodosic. As Beverley plans his return on Monday, Teodosic’s return is still uncertain. He suffered an injury to his left plantar fascia in October and isn’t expected back in the near future.
Michael Gallagher: Clippers injury report vs. Cavs: OUT: Patrick Beverley (sore right knee) OUT: Danilo Gallinari (strained left glute) OUT: Milos Teodosic (plantar fascia injury, left foot)
Brad Turner: Clippers injury report says Patrick Beverley doubtful for Cavs game with sore right knee. Gallinari is out with glute injury
Michael Gallagher: Doc Rivers said Danilo Gallinari and Pat Beverley will be out “for at least one or two of these games” on the upcoming road trip.
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley will be out at least two games because of a sore right knee. Beverly returned to Los Angeles and won”t play on the remainder of the Clippers’ road trip: at Oklahoma City on Friday and at New Orleans on Saturday.
Michael Gallagher: CLIPPERS INJURY REPORT at OKC: OUT: Patrick Beverley (sore right knee), Danilo Gallinari (strained left glute), Milos Teodosic (plantar fascia injury)
Michael Gallagher: LAC Friday injury report: Doubtful: Gallo (foot), Dekker (oblique), Rivers (glute), Wilson (back) Out: Beverley (knee), Thornwell (shoulder)
Mike D’Antoni said Pat Beverley (stinger), Clint Capela (Achilles), Lou Williams (rest) and Nene (rest) will not play tonight against the Clippers.
Jonathan Feigen: Pat Beverley, who left the final game before the break with a strained groin, is 100 %, MDA said.
Jonathan Feigen: A day later, I’m told the Rockets are still confident Pat Beverley’s groin strain is not serious.
Jonathan Feigen: Now official: Patrick Beverley is out for Rockets. D’Antoni said not sure how it happened, but video showed he did hit floor vs. Clippers.
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Sarah K. Spencer: Trae Young is the 2nd-youngest player in NBA history to reach 1,800 career assists, per @HawksPR (behind LeBron James). He’s the 6th-fastest (204 career games) to do so, behind: Oscar Robertson, Tim Hardaway, Kevin Johnson, Mark Jackson, Chris Paul.
Last week, Toni Kukoč had just visited the Croatian gym where he played for Jugoplastika Split as a teenager when Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf called him with some exciting news. Kukoč is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. “Maybe it was in the script,” Kukoč said Sunday in a Zoom interview with NBC Sports Chicago from Croatia. “It was destiny.”
The fact he accepted a bench role for the Bulls’ second three-peat teams, winning the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award in 1996, when his talent would have led him to starting — and starring — on lesser teams is also noteworthy. “The first time I met Michael (Jordan) and Scottie (Pippen) was at the ‘92 Olympics in Barcelona and it wasn’t the greatest experience for me. And according to the first game, they were probably going, ‘Oh my gosh, do we really need him?’” Kukoč said, laughing. “But I ended up over the years I guess, actually right now I can say it being a Hall of Famer: I proved myself to them, I proved myself to the coaches, I proved myself to the fans of Chicago that I was worth taking a chance on.”
Toni Kukoc: “The only way to play with Michael and Scottie and Phil is they force you to practice hard to play hard, to give your max every single day just for those moments. So when those moments happen, I don’t want to say it’s expected. But in a way, it is. And you’re ready to perform.”