Who says there is no such thing as a “WOJ BOMB” in March and April?!? Earlier today, Adrian Wojnarowski (Yahoo Sports) delivered this bomb to Rockets fans.
After suffering a torn meniscus in right knee, Houston’s Patrick Beverley won’t need surgery and will return this season, sources tell Y.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 31, 2014
In Wojnarowski’s article, he mentions that the Rockets will evaluate Beverley on a week-to-week basis.
Beverley will be considered “week to week” on his return to the Rockets’ lineup, a source said on Monday afternoon. Beverly met with Dr. James Andrews on Monday. Based on Andrews’ recommendations, Beverley’s possible return will largely be based on the success of his rehabilitation process.
With just 10 games remaining before the season ends, it’s possible he will still miss the remainder of the regular season. The Rockets could try and see if Beverley can give it a go and get back into game shape a few weeks from now. The Rockets face the Pelicans on April 12th, the Spurs on the 14th, and the Pelicans again on the 16th to round out the season.
Beverley’s likely return is huge for the Rockets playoff run. As of now they are likely to play the Portland Trail Blazers which would mean facing Damian Lillard. Beverley’s peskiness and wolverine’ness will be paramount for the Rockets success. If they beat the Blazers, Tony Parker comes to town. If they get past both teams, one of Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, or Chris Paul could be headed to Houston.
The Rockets need Beverley’s defense and it’s a huge relief that he could come back and play at a high level. In the meantime, Jeremy Lin will continue to start in Beverley’s absence and Isaiah Canaan will receive valuable minutes as well.