Patrick Beverley May Return On Tuesday

Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, who has been sidelined for nearly a month due to a fractured hand, has been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday’s game vs. Toronto, as Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN tweets.

While he stops short of reporting that Beverley is set to return tonight, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski adds (via Twitter) that the 32-year-old is “progressing on making his return” on Tuesday.

If Beverley doesn’t end up being cleared to play tonight, it sounds like there’s a good chance he’ll return on Thursday vs. the Lakers.

Getting Beverley back in the lineup will be a nice boost for the Clippers, who have counted on the veteran guard as a secondary play-maker, outside shooter, and perimeter defender this season. Beverley has started all 31 games he has played in 2020/21, averaging 8.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists on .432/.416/.805 shooting in 23.4 minutes per contest.

Having got Kawhi Leonard back on Saturday, the Clippers are getting closer to 100% as the playoffs approach. The hope is that Serge Ibaka (back) will also be available before the postseason gets underway.

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