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According to Brett Siegel, Jae'Sean Tate is staying with the Rockets on a three-year, $22.1M deal. (Source: Brett Siegel)

Fantasy Impact: After a standout season in 2022 in which Tate flashed high upside scoring to the tune of 11.8 points, the Rockets rewarded him with a three-year deal. With newly acquired big man Jabari Smith Jr in the mix, it's unclear the role for Tate on the 2022 Rockets, but I envision a likely bench-scoring role. He will rank outside my top 150 heading into 2022.

Category: Transactions


According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Free agent G Trevelin Queen has agreed on a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers (Source: Adrian Wojnarowksi)

Fantasy Impact: After failing to catch on with the Rockets to start his career, Queen has decided to take his talents to the 76ers in hopes of more playing time. With an already loaded roster, it's unlikely he gets much action outside of garbage time or a star player sitting. He should not be on any fantasy managers radar.

Category: Transactions


Per Woj on twitter, John Wall is expected to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers once he clears waivers. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is not yet reported what type of contract he would be signing with the Clippers but one can assume he is not going there for money but for a chance to win a ring. The Clippers certainly help their chances of winning it all next year by bringing in the veteran PG who still has a lot left in the tank. For fantasy purposes Wall's stock will surely rise due to his teams circumstance surrounding him as he will be less likely to sit out on a competitive team pushing him for a ring, managers should be careful however to not let themselves get caught up in the hype as the team still has PG Reggie Jackson on payroll and he has done well for them and earned his time and thus it will likely be some kind of a split between the two this year in the backcourt.


According to Doric Sam of Bleacher Report, Rockest F KJ Martin Jr. is drawing trade interest from the Nets. (Source: Doric Sam)

Fantasy Impact: After requesting a trade just two days prior to the NBA draft, the team has started to gain momentum on a potential trade with Brooklyn for Martin. Last season with the Rockets, the veteran forward averaged 8.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 79 games.

Category: Rumors


According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, Houston Rockets SG Eric Gordon is drawing trade interest from the 76ers and Suns. (Source: Brian Windhorst of ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Several teams have continued to show interest in trading for the veteran guard dating back to the 2020 and 2021 trade deadlines. Houston has continued to stand firm in not moving the veteran guard as he has served as a mentor for young guards Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. Despite the stance, the team has continued to field calls from several organizations including the 76ers and Suns who have been the most aggressive pursuitors.

Category: Rumors


The Houston Rockets are finalizing a deal to send F Christian Wood to the Dallas Mavericks for a package of three Mav's players. (Source: Shams Charania on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Rockets have finalized a trade with the Dallas Mavericks that will see Wood wear a Mav's jersey while the Rockets receive Boban Marjonivic, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke, Marquese Chriss and the Mavericks' 26th overall pick. The trade will bring the Mavericks a much needed big man after the trade of Kristaps Porzingis earlier this season, and the Dallas Mavericks now look even more like a legit contender and a potential early 2023 pick to make a deep playoff run.


Jalen Green (illness) is considered questionable to play in Sunday's contest against the Atlanta Hawks. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Green is dealing with a non-covid illness that will leave his status for the season finale in question. If the rookie is ruled out, fantasy managers can look for Garrison Matthews to see additional minutes in his absence.

Category: Injury Updates


Dennis Schroder (shoulder) will be inactive for Sunday's contest against the Atlanta Hawks. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: The Rockets will have Dennis Schroder, Christian Wood, and Eric Gordon all miss their sixth-straight game and season finale against the Hawks Sunday. Josh Christopher, Alperen Sengun, and Daishen Nix will all continue to see additional minutes in the veteran trio's absence.

Category: Injury Updates


Kevin Porter Jr. scored 35 points (12-23 FG, 4-9 3PT, 7-7 FT), along with 10 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals in Houston’s loss to Toronto on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: This was the second game in a row with at least 35 points for Kevin Porter, and the sixth straight game he’s played at least 35 minutes. Over those 6 games, Porter is averaging 29.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 7.7 assists, and 1.7 steals per contest; keep him active in all formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Alperen Sengun finished Friday’s game with 17 points (7-12 FG, 0-2 3PT, 3-3 FT), along with 2 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal.

Fantasy Impact: Alperen Sengun played over 30 minutes for the third straight game as Christian Wood continues to miss time, and while his scoring remained in double-digits, only hauling in two rebounds is disappointing. Sengun posted double-doubles in his two previous games, and should continue to score while getting starters minutes, but he’ll face tough competition for rebounds on Sunday if he’s matched up against Clint Capela.

Category: Game Recaps


Josh Christoper notched 30 points (11-14 FG, 3-5 3Pt), three rebounds and two steals over 30 minutes of play in the Rockets’ 139-132 loss to the Timberwolves Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Christopher was incredibly efficient as a scorer for the Rockets, which allowed him to record his first career game with 30+ points. The former first-round pick has flashed potential through the campaign -- as evident by Sunday's game -- and will look to build on his recent outings and finish the season strong, starting with Tuesday's game against the Nets.

Category: Game Recaps


Garrison Mathews scored 22 points (7-11 FG, 6-10 3PT, 2-2 FT), along with 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block in 33 minutes on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Garrison Mathews did nearly all his damage from beyond-the-arc in his first 20+ point performance since late January. If you can predict when Mathews will get playing time, and get that many shots up, then by all means play him, but he’s just as likely to score only 3 points like he did in the Rockets two previous games.

Category: Game Recaps


Bruno Fernando finished with 17 points (6-8 FG, 5-6 FT), ten rebounds, two assists, and a block in the loss to the Kings.

Fantasy Impact: The big man had one of his best performances of the season in this one. With Christian Wood out, he was able to get some solid playing time. Fernando will still be tough to trust in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


According to Jonathan Feigen, the Rockets have called up both Daishen Nix and Trevelin Queen from the G-League.

Fantasy Impact: After spending most of the season in the G-League since December, both players will join the Rockets on Thursday.

Category: Transactions


Per Jackson Gatlin, the Rockets are waiving guard Armoni Brooks as a result of acquiring Dennis Schroder from the Celtics. (Source: Jackson Gatlin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In 41 games this season with the Rockets, Brooks averaged 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.2 assists. The Rockets are clearly excited in the addition of Schroder since they also waived D.J. Augustin. Look for Schroder to see plenty of minutes in the Rockets back-court.

Category: Transactions


Per Jackson Gatlin, the Rockets are waiving guard D.J. Augustin as a result of acquiring Dennis Schroder from the Celtics. (Source: Jackson Gatlin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In 34 games this season with the Rockets, Augustin averaged 5.4 points,1.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists. The Rockets are clearly excited in the addition of Schroder since they also waived Armoni Brooks. Look for Schroder to see plenty of minutes in the Rockets back-court.

Category: Transactions


Daniel Theis traded to Boston

Thu, Feb 10th 3:13pm EST
By Ari Koslow

The Boston Celtics are trading Dennis Schroder, Enes Freedom and Bruno Fernando to Houston in exchange for Daniel Theis. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Theis makes his return to Boston. It is possible he takes some minutes away from Robert Williams, but he still holds no real fantasy basketball value.

Category: Transactions