Patrick Beverley represented one of the many LA Clippers who succumbed to injury, making the organization’s 42-40 record in 2017-18 all the more remarkable. Now that the offseason has officially kick off for the Clippers, they have received some good news: Beverley is ready to return to the court.
Beverley missed most of the season after undergoing microfracture and meniscus surgery on his right knee. According to ESPN, Beverley is three months ahead of schedule in his recovery.
Dr. Walter Lowe, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Center, told ESPN that called the speed of Beverley’s recovery has been "remarkable."
“This speedy recovery is a testament to Pat's diligence to the comprehensive rehabilitation program between Houston and LA,” Lowe told ESPN.
Beverley came to the Clippers after spending his first five seasons in the league with the Houston Rockets. Beverley, along with Lou Williams and a draft pick, were the central pieces in the trade for point guard Chris Paul.
Beverley played just 11 games with the Clippers, where he averaged 12.9 PPG. LA maintains a $5 million team option on his contract for the 2018-19 season.
With perimeter scorers prevalent in the Western Conference, Beverley would seem to be the ideal candidate to anchor a defense.
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