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.