Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer
It appears the Rockets will miss guard Patrick Beverley (knee injury) and power forward Donatas Motiejunas (contract dispute) to start the season. Beverley is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday and will be gone four-to-six weeks. Motiejunas hasn't signed his $4.4 million qualifying offer and it's expired. If he does sign a contract before the final cuts are announced on Monday, it's doubtful he'll be ready for Wednesday's opener at the Lakers. "Taking two guys who can play 60 minutes, 30 each, who aren't here, it's going to have an impact," Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said.