Houston Rockets: Patrick Beverley Set To Return To Game Action
By Andre Cantalogo
Patrick Beverley could be set to make his return to the Houston’ Rockets back court and starting line up as early as this Wednesday when the Rockets host the Memphis Grizzlies at the Toyota Center.
Although Patrick Beverley did not take part on this Monday’s practice the good news was this was due to a demanding workout on Sunday. It’s likely Patrick will practice on Tuesday and be ready to go this Wednesday.
Take a look at Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff’s general feel regarding Beverley’s chances and other issues concerning the team:
J. B. Bickerstaff: Post Practice 11/23/15 https://t.co/jxo5OX1DLn via @houstonrockets
— André Luiz (@dededeco) November 24, 2015
Patrick Beverley injured his left ankle in the match against the Denver Nuggets on November 13th after playing just 8 minutes. That was Beverley’s second injury of the season as he already missed a couple of games prior due to a concussion.
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Overall the tenacious point guard played in only half (7) of the team’s 14 games and that’s coming from two consecutive seasons in which he only played 56 games each. In addition Beverley missed the Rockets whole playoffs run in 2014-2015.
Throughout the years Patrick Beverley has shown a propensity to be susceptible to injury. Due mostly to his wild style of play as he tends to sacrifice his body with 100 percent effort. Moving forward, lets hope Pat is more careful in weighing each situation and evaluating the risks and costs of what another injury could mean.
Considering that Beverley is ready for action on Wednesday he will find a much different Houston Rockets squad than the one he last played with 12 days ago. Coach Kevin McHale is gone, a new system with less three-point attempts is being implemented and it’s likely that Patrick will benefit from Bickerstaff’s recent focus on improving the Rockets defensive effort. Whereas Ty Lawson seems to be slowly but surely falling from grace.
The Rockets find themselves in a currently chaotic environment, therefore the team need all the help they can get and Patrick Beverley could provide them with much needed stability in the point guard position.
Timetable for the Timetable?
Another player the Houston Rockets fans anxiously await the return of is Lithuanian big man Donatas Motiejunas.
Recently Jonathan Feigen provided fans with a rather curious piece of information: DeMo is scheduled to meet with doctors December 1st to get clearance to work out with the team. The head coach and fans have expectantly been awaiting this news as his presence provides much more versatility up front. Once there is more news on this situation SCS will post it with hopefully a better indication on the timetable for his return to the court. Certainly from a team and fan perspective December 1st still seems too far away.
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