Beverley (knee) underwent successful surgery on Tuesday and is expected to be out three weeks, Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com reports.
Beverley will begin the season on the bench as he nurses his knee after undergoing arthroscopic surgery. With Pablo Prigioni's surprise release earlier in the week, Tyler Ennis will be the main backup behind James Harden, who is taking over point guard responsibilities this season under new head coach Mike D'Antoni. Look for Beverley's injury to be reassessed in a couple weeks.
Beverley (knee) is set to undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday and is expected to be sidelined for four-to-six weeks, Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle reports.
Back on Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports suggested that Beverley would need to miss only three weeks, but a four-to-six week timetable would seem to align with Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni's earlier claim that the point guard would miss at least 20 games. The Rockets are set to reevalute Beverley in mid-November, at which point it will likely be determined if he'll be out for the shorter or longer end of that recovery timetable. In the meantime, Pablo Prigioni will move up to the second spot on the depth chart at point guard, but he's unlikely to see a dramatic spike in playing time with James Harden expected to see 35-to-40 minutes per game.
Beverley plans to undergo a minor surgical scope on his left knee next week and is expected to miss three weeks, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Coach Mike D'Antoni estimated Friday that Beverley would likely miss at least 20 games regardless of what treatment method he chose for the sore knee, but Wojnarowski's report paints a more optimistic outlook for the point guard. Even so, the three-week timetable would put Beverley on course to miss about 10 games, and it's far from a given that he'll be ready to go by mid-November, as he'll still have to regain conditioning after missing all of the preseason. Beverley's absence theoretically allows Pablo Prigioni and Tyler Ennis to climb up a peg on the depth chart, but there's a good possibility that backcourt starters Eric Gordon and James Harden will simply take on even more ball-handling responsibilities in the interim.
Beverley (knee) is expected to miss at least 20 games to start the regular season, Calvin Watkins of ESPN reports.
Head coach Mike D'Antoni revealed this news Friday evening, and admitted the injury "complicates" things as the team attempts to make its final roster cuts. A 20 game absence would equate to roughly 5-6 weeks on the sideline for the guard. Pablo Prigioni and Tyler Ennis figure to compete for James Harden's primary back up role at point guard, while Eric Gordon and K.J. McDaniels could see an increased workload in the backcourt.
Beverley could potentially have surgery performed on his left knee, Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com reports.
Beverley is expected to have his knee further evaluated later this week, which should give him a better indication if he'll need to undergo surgery. Even if he doesn't have the procedure, coach Mike D'Antoni already indicated that he's unsure if Beverley will be available for the season opener on Oct. 26 against the Lakers, so it appears the knee injury is going to linger a bit longer than originally expected. If Beverley does miss some time early on in the regular season, look for the Rockets to go with a starting backcourt of James Harden and Eric Gordon.
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