Mar 20, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) reacts to a play during the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Patrick Beverley wants to make All-Defensive team


Houston Rockets’ point guard Patrick Beverley is going to attempt to play through a meniscus injury without having surgery.

He is instead choosing rehab so that he can play in the postseason.

The Rockets have a record of 49-25, fourth best in the Western Conference. With James Harden and Dwight Howard, they look like a legitimate title contenders.

Beverley’s defense is one reason he is so effective and one of his goals entering the season was to be recognized for his efforts.

“(All-Defense) was one of my goals going into this year,” Beverley told Sean Deveney of The Sporting News. “Hopefully, people see that the way I play defense is top-notch in the NBA and I can make the All-Defensive team. … I think very few people do what I do defensively to change a basketball game. That’s what I do, I put my team in a good situation to win basketball games with my defense. I think it’s rare that you see that kind of gift that people have in the NBA but I am able to have fun with it.”

Beverley is averaging 9.9 points, 3.6 rebound and 2.7 assists per game.

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