Multiple sources report that Rockets starting point guard Patrick Beverly will miss the remainder of the 2014-2015 regular seasons and playoffs after opting to have surgery on his torn ligaments in left wrist.
Rockets guard Pat Beverley has opted for surgery to repair ligaments in left wrist, source said. Will miss the remaining of season, playoffs— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) March 30, 2015
NBA source confirm Pat Beverley will have surgery on his wrist and will miss the rest of the season. He will undergo surgery tomorrow.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) March 30, 2015
Beverly has battled hip and elbow injuries throughout the entire season, but he has made 55 starts in 56 games. Beverly left early from the Rockets 110-100 win over the Pacers a week ago with the wrist injury.
Beverly has averaged 10.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.1 steals in 30.8 minutes. He was shooting 35.6% from behind the three-point line. Jason Terry, Pablo Prigioni, and Nick Johnson will step in at the point. James Harden will help mask the departure of Beverly on offense by starting with the ball in half court. Beverly's ability to attack the basket will be missed when teams deny Harden the ball and on the defensive side. Beverly's on-ball defense is some of the best in the league and disrupts the flow opposing offenses.
The Rockets have won all three games since Beverly went down. Houston plays Toronto tonight at 6:30 PM CT.