G - Houston Rockets
Fred VanVleet scored 21 points (6-16 FG, 2-8 3PT, 7-7 FT) to go along with six rebounds, five assists and one block in the Rockets 110-105 loss against the Suns.
VanVleet was able to bounce back from his poor performance on Tuesday, though his struggles from deep did continue. Nonetheless, he was more productive overall and continues a solid overall season in Houston.
Fred VanVleet totaled five points (2-11 FG, 2-6 3PT, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, and three assists in the Rockets’ 112-95 loss to the Thunder.
VanVleet underwhelmed in the Rockets’ loss to the Thunder. His production has been consistently inconsistent this year; however, his season stats still indicate his game-altering productivity when on the floor. While VanVleet’s untimely duds seem poised to continue throughout the season, riding the waves of his ups and downs comes with reasonable rewards if you can read the tea leaves and hedge against his somewhat unpredictable shortcomings.
Fred VanVleet scored 20 points (7-16 FG, 4-10 3PT, 2-2 FT) to go along with three rebounds, three assists and one steal in the Rockets 123-110 loss against the Thunder.
After three subpar games to begin February, VanVleet has now dropped 20+ points in back-to-back games with 10 shots made from deep combined. While he hasn't had as much success as of late as a passer, he is still dishing a career-high 8.1 assists on the season with solid shooting splits as well.
Fred VanVleet filled the stat sheet for the Rockets Friday night, dishing out five assists, recording two steals, grabbing five rebounds, and scoring 23 points (7-15 FG, 6-14 3PT, 3-4 FT) in a 114-110 win over the Suns.
VanVleet continues a modest, post all-star break stretch on both ends of the floor of late, chipping in at least seven points, grabbing at least three rebounds, recording at least two steals, and dishing out at least five assists in each of his last two games for the Rockets. The 29-year-old has made the most of serving as the catalyst when on the floor leading the Houston starting five, averaging 16.4 points, 8.1 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game while posting a usage rate of 18.8% so far this season.
Fred VanVleet will be sidelined through the All-Star break for the Rockets.
Houston has just one more game before the break on Wednesday. Amen Thompson should remain in the starting lineup for that game.