With Pat Beverley cleared to start participating in Rockets scrimmages, Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said Tuesday he expects Beverley to also start games in the backcourt next to James Harden.
The emphasis on Harden handling the ball to start possessions could have opened the way for Eric Gordon to start next to Harden.
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Marcus Smart to Undergo Surgery on Thumb, May Return for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart will undergo surgery on his thumb today, but there’s hope he can return sometime in the playoffs, league source tells ESPN.
Surgery will be to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN