Patrick Beverley wasn’t just pumping out sunshine.
Houston’s starting point guard will not require surgery to repair a torn meniscus. He will be re-evaluated on a weekly basis but is expected to return to the Rockets this season.
Beverley told us on Saturday that he would be meeting with Dr. James Andrews and that he expected to return this season. The meeting with Dr. Andrews on Monday confirmed that Pat wasn’t being overly optimistic.
Those who witnessed the team’s point guard play on Saturday night against the Clippers know how important it is to get back a healthy Beverley. The Rockets had 13 turnovers in the first half and had to assign Chandler Parsons to guard Chris Paul. Jeremy Lin struggled mightily to score or complete passes (though his shot not falling was simply a sign of a bad game) and Isaiah Canaan, while showing some solid outside shooting, had some bad turnovers.
About an hour before the news broke today, Beverley put out a simple tweet.
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) March 31, 2014
Here is the complete audio from Beverley’s media session Saturday before the game.