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Jalen Green is going to likely be held out of the rest of the Summer League action for Houston after appearing to tweak his hamstring on Thursday. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The No. 2 overall pick averaged just over 20 points in three Summer League games, showcasing the true upside he possesses as a scorer. This includes dropping 25 points in a showcase game against Cade Cunningham and the Pistons. Green is reportedly dealing with right hamstring soreness, so Houston will play it safe for good reason.

Category: Injury Updates


Armoni Brooks scored 18 points (6-19 FG, 6-18 3PT) with four rebounds, two steals, and a turnover across 34 minutes during Sunday's 124-95 blowout loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie guard converted six triples on 18 attempts, adding more value through four rebounds and two steals on defense. Brooks has been a bright spot for the Rockets and could return great value in fantasy redraft leagues next season.

Category: Game Recaps


Kelly Olynyk scored 16 points (3-11 FG, 2-5 3PT, 8-8 FT) with six rebounds, four assists, a steal, a block, and two turnovers across 24 minutes during Sunday's 124-95 blowout loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: Olynyk struggled with his shot but went a perfect eight-of-eight from the free-throw line, adding six rebounds and four assists to finish with a solid outing in DFS lineups. The seven-footer has been the highlight of a lost season in Houston, finishing the season with three consecutive 20+ point games excluding the 16 point outing during Sunday's blowout. Expect Olynyk to be a featured option in the Houston offense heading into the 2021-22 season.

Category: Game Recaps


D.J. Augustin scored 18 points (5-11 FG, 4-10 3PT, 4-4 FT) with four rebounds, five assists, a steal, and two turnovers across 22 minutes during Sunday's 124-95 blowout loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran point guard drained four triples while handing out five assists in a blowout loss to end the Rockets' abysmal season. With rumors swirling about John Wall leaving Houston this offseason, Augustin could be brought back again for the 2021-22 season.

Category: Game Recaps


Anthony Lamb scored 17 points (6-10 FG, 3-5 3PT, 2-2 FT) with five rebounds, three assists, and a turnover across 30 minutes during Friday's 122-115 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie point guard sunk three triples and finished with 17 points on 60 FG% during Friday's upset win over the short-handed Clippers. Lamb also collected five boards and dished three assists to elevate his total production. Lamb and the Rockets will get a day to rest before traveling to face the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks in their final game of the season on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps


Jae'Sean Tate scored 20 points (7-10 FG, 3-5 3PT, 3-4 FT) with three rebounds, an assist, a block, and five turnovers across 29 minutes during Friday's 122-115 upset win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie forward drained three triples and shot 70 FG% to help lead the Rockets to an upset win against a short-handed Clippers team on Friday. Fantasy managers in DFS contests can target Tate as a great value option ahead of Sunday's season finale against the Atlanta Hawks.

Category: Game Recaps


Kenyon Martin Jr. scored 20 points (7-10 FG, 3-5 3PT, 3-6 FT) with 10 rebounds, two assists, three blocks, and two turnovers across 37 minutes during Wednesday's 124-122 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: KMJ has been an explosive force for the Rockets in his rookie season, averaging 22 points and nine rebounds across 38.5 minutes in his last five starts. Fantasy managers in DFS contests will get their next opportunity to roster Martin Jr. against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.

Category: Game Recaps


Khyri Thomas scored 18 points (6-15 FG, 2-7 3PT, 4-4 FT) with four rebounds, five assists, and a turnover across 29 minutes during Monday's 140-129 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Fantasy Impact: The third-year shooting guard has been a great value addition to fantasy lineups with just two games played in Houston, averaging 20.3 points and 2.7 steals across his brief stint with the Rockets. If you are in a championship week in head-to-head and point leagues, Thomas is a must-start. He will get his next opportunity against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

Category: Game Recaps


DaQuan Jeffries scored 17 points (7-14 FG, 3-10 3PT) with seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, and a turnover across 37 minutes during Saturday's 124-116 loss to the Utah Jazz.

Fantasy Impact: Jeffries earned a start in the Houston lineup on Saturday due to numerous injuries, finishing with 50 FG% and dishing five assists during Saturday's loss to the Utah Jazz. He is likely to return to a more limited role on the bench if Christian Wood (ankle), Kelly Olynyk (ankle), and Kevin Porter Jr. (ankle) can return in time for Monday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Category: Game Recaps


Christian Wood has been ruled out ahead of the Rockets games on Friday and Saturday. (Source: Jonathon Feigen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wood was initially just ruled out for Friday's game but with Houston playing a back-to-back, they will keep him out both games. The Rockets have eight players available tonight, including Khyri Thomas who joined the team a couple hours ago.

Category: Injury Updates


Kevin Porter Jr. registered 14 points (6-13 FG, 0-4 3PT, 2-6 FT) with six rebounds, six assists, one steal, and four turnovers across 37 minutes during Sunday's 122-97 loss to the New York Knicks.

Fantasy Impact: KPJ dished six dimes and added another six boards to a 14-point outing against the Knicks on Sunday. Fantasy managers can insert Porter Jr. into lineups for the remainder of the season, as he is averaging 37 minutes per game and recently posted a 50 point game against the Milwaukee Bucks. He gets his next opportunity in lineups against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

Category: Game Recaps


Rockets PG John Wall (hamstring) is being shut down for the remainder of the season due to a Grade 2 hamstring strain. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the Rockets out of playoff contention, they’ll look to their young guys to contribute down the stretch. Congratulations to all those who picked up Kevin Porter Jr. earlier in the season. It looks like he’ll take over as the primary ball-handler and secondary scorer behind just Christian Wood to end the season. Jae’Sean Tate is another beneficiary of Wall being out for the remainder of the season.

Category: Injury Updates


D.J. Wilson scored 25 points (10-17 FG, 3-7 3PT, 2-2 FT) with eight rebounds, four assists, three steals, and three turnovers across 40 minutes during Saturday's 129-116 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

Fantasy Impact: The third-year forward out of Michigan led the Rockets in scoring during Saturday's loss to the Nuggets, shooting 58 FG% while collecting eight rebounds and forcing three steals. This was his first explosive offensive outing due to a multitude of injuries and players on rest, so Wilson remains a risk in lineups moving forward. He can be added as a depth piece but remains dependent upon Christian Wood and Danuel House Jr. missing additional games in order to return value.

Category: Game Recaps


Houston Rockets SG Danuel House Jr. (ankle) has been ruled out Monday against the Suns. (Source: Mark Berman)

Fantasy Impact: The Rockets will be without House and John Wall (knee) on Monday. House suffered a sprained right ankle in the loss on Sunday, and his absence creates a void on the wing as Ben McLemore was recently waived. The tandem of Kelly Olynyk and Avery Bradley have stepped in to fill the void.

Category: Injury Updates


Sterling Brown posted 16 points (6-8 FG, 4-6 3PT), seven rebounds, and two turnovers in 23 minutes during Saturday's win over the Timberwolves.

Fantasy Impact: Brown has been solid for the Rockets throughout the week while Eric Gordon has been out. Despite the solid play, he's not on the fantasy radar in season-long leagues at the moment.

Category: Game Recaps


Rockets guard Avery Bradley unavailable for his team debut for Saturday's game against the Timberwolves. (Source: Cayleigh Griffin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was reported Bradley would be available for the Rockets the following game. With Eric Gordon out for a few weeks, it'll be interesting to see what Bradley's role is with Houston.


Rockets guard Ben McLemore scores 21 points in Friday's 107-101 loss against the Timberwolves.

Fantasy Impact: All but one of McLemore's field goal attempts (15) were from three-point territory. McLemore made seven three-pointers which propelled him to 21 points which are tied for his season-high. With an average of 2.2 rebounds per game and .9 assists per game, McLemore remains a fantasy option that relies on a scorching shoot performance. As we've seen, he can do it; however, there are other options in consideration amongst fantasy managers that are more reliable for consistent peripheral statistics.

Category: Game Recaps


The Houston Rockets have traded Victor Oladipo to the Miami Heat for Kelly Olynyk, Avery Bradley, and 2021 first round swap rights. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although the fantasy impact of this move is not immediately apparent, Oladipo moves to a Miami team that is full of playmakers that includes Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Duncan Robinson, Tyler Herro, among others. With that in mind, it is possible that Oladipo's scoring upside is tempered by other weapons on the Heat. On the other hand, being the sole playmaker on the Rockets made Oladipo always at risk of being the target of opposing defenses. Overall, fantasy managers should remain optimistic of Oladipo's fantasy value with this move.

Category: Transactions


Houston Rockets have agreed in terms on a deal that will send PJ Tucker, Kurucs, and a 2022 first rounder to the Bucks in exchange for DJ Augustin, DJ Wilson, and a 2023 first rounder from the Bucks. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After months of the Rockets front office being rumored in trading assets like PJ Tucker and Kurucs, the team finally pulled the trigger on a trade. The Rockets get back a young 25-year-old guard with team control in DJ Wilson. Wilson was drafted 17th in the 2017 NBA draft, he currently averages only 3.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 0.3 assist per game.

Category: Transactions


Houston Rockets C P.J. Tucker has been traded to the Rockets in exchange for DJ Wilson, DJ Augustin, and a 2023 unprotected first-round pick. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After the past few months of rumors, the Rockets finally decided to trade Tucket to the Bucks. The veteran center knocked down 372 corner three pointers over the past five seasons, most in that time span.

Category: Transactions