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Justin Patton finished with 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-4 3PT), five rebounds, two blocks, and two turnovers in 26 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Grizzlies.

Fantasy Impact: Patton made his first career start and was a lone bright spot for the Rockets on a historically dreadful day. While he won't serve much value when Christian Wood comes back, he should be watched for the next few games as he has the talent to produce solid numbers in multiple stat categories. He'll look to keep up the stellar play in Monday's game against the Cavaliers.

Category: Game Recaps


Danuel House Jr. finished with five points (2-11 FG, 0-6 3PT, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, and two turnovers during Sunday's loss to the Grizzlies.

Fantasy Impact: It was a night to forget for the Rockets, as they broke a franchise record for the lowest three-point shooting percentage of 8%. They couldn't buy a bucket and House didn't help. He missed each of his six three-point attempts and shot 2-11 overall. He should continue starting and seeing heavy minutes on this tanking Rockets team, but it wouldn't be wise to draw much from Sunday's showing. Next up is Monday's tilt against the Cavaliers.

Category: Game Recaps


Jae'Sean Tate finished with 14 points (4-6 FG, 0-1 3PT, 6-7 FT), four rebounds, one block, one steal, and two turnovers in 24 minutes during Sunday's blowout loss to the Grizzlies.

Fantasy Impact: Tate came off the bench in this one and ironically was the lone bright spot for the Rockets on a night where they shot 27 percent as a team. Losers of 11 straight games, the Rockets should continue playing Tate plenty of minutes as they look towards the future. Next up is Monday's game against the Cavaliers.

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Eric Gordon posted five points (1-10 FG, 0-5 3PT, 3-3 FT), two rebounds, two assists, and two turnovers in 23 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Grizzlies.

Fantasy Impact: The entire Rockets team shot just 27 percent from the field and only eight percent from three. Gordon didn't help matters, going 1-10 from the field and only scoring five points. This was an off-game for the entire team, so it's better to shake it off and look ahead towards Monday's tilt against the Cavaliers.

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John Wall posted 14 points (4-16 FG, 0-5 3PT, 6-8 FT) and five turnovers in 27 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Grizzlies.

Fantasy Impact: The Rockets are awful and John Wall had one of his worst showings of the season in this one. He missed all five of his three-point attempts and finished the game by only contributing in the points and turnovers category. It's tough to take too much out of this one, so the Rockets will look to move on to Monday's game against the Cavaliers.

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Rockets G/F Victor Oladipo (injury maintenance) has been ruled out of Sunday’s game vs. the Grizzlies. (Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Rockets are on the front end of a back-to-back, so head coach Stephen Silas will keep Oladipo out against the Grizzlies. This should open up more opportunities for Danuel House Jr. and Eric Gordon.

Category: Injury Updates


P.J. Tucker scored 11 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3PT, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, one block, one steal, and one turnover in 33 minutes during Friday's loss to the Raptors.

Fantasy Impact: Tucker didn't score a point in the three prior games so this performance is sort of an outlier. He's not a recommended fantasy option as his real worth is tied to real-life more than fantasy.

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Kevin Porter Jr., who was traded to the Rockets in late January, will return to the team after the All-Star break, according to head coach Stephen Silas. (Source: Adam Spolane on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Porter Jr. has been playing in the G-League since being acquired by the Cavaliers via trade and has yet to appear in an NBA game this season. He's still just 20-years-old and has a ton of potential but Cleveland simply grew tired of his antics and decided to cut bait. It was a savvy buy-low by Houston that could pay off for them in the future. Porter Jr. is a name to keep an eye on if he does indeed join the team after the All-Star break.

Category: Transactions


Rockets F/C Christian Wood (right ankle) is targeting a return after the All-Star break, which means he’s likely to miss a few more games. (Source: Kelly Iko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Rockets return from the break on March 11, so Wood is still set to miss a few more games, but gets an extra week of rest due to the week long break. The Rockets have struggled without Wood thus far, going 0-8 without their starting big man. With no starter standing taller than 6’6”, the Rockets likely can’t wait for Wood to return to the lineup.

Category: Injury Updates


The Houston Rockets are releasing C DeMarcus Cousins. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cousins was openly displeased with his role on the team, especially since Christian Wood went down with an ankle injury. The Rockets have thus granted him his wish and released him, making Cousins a free agent on the open market. Look for a contending team like the Lakers to give Boogie a hard look. In the meantime, the Rockets will continue to play small ball with Wood out of the lineup. David Nwaba and Jae’Sean Tate will soak up a lot of the minutes at the forward and center positions for the time being and are both worthy of being rostered in 12-team leagues.

Category: Transactions


Sterling Brown finished with 16 points (6-9 FG, 4-4 3PT, 0-1 FT), four rebounds, two assists, and one turnover in 28 minutes off the bench during Monday's blowout loss to the Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Most of Brown's production came in garbage time, but he was still impressive on a bad night for the Rockets. He nailed all four of his three-point attempts and led the bench in minutes played. He should continue to see an increased role while Victor Oladipo remains out of the lineup. Next up is Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers.

Category: Game Recaps


David Nwaba produced 22 points (9-16 FG, 1-3 3PT, 3-5 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one turnover in 27 minutes off the bench during Monday's blowout loss to the Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Nwaba led the Rockets in both scoring and rebounding on a night where the team collapsed in the third quarter. He continues to see heavy minutes off the bench as the team figures out it's next move with DeMarcus Cousins. He should hold some fantasy relevance over the next couple of weeks but may lack consistency from time-to-time. He'll look to stay in rhythm during Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers.

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Ben McLemore put up 15 points (5-8 FG, 4-7 3PT, 1-3 FT), two rebounds, and one turnover in 18 minutes during Monday's loss to the Hornets.

Fantasy Impact: McLemore was given some extra playing time with John Wall and Eric Gordon out of the lineup and did a nice job leading Houston's bench in scoring. Despite the impressive showing, his 18 minutes were the most he's seen since January 23rd, so he's not someone you want to trust going forward. He would be in line for another extended role if Gordon is unable to suit up for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.

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Mason Jones posted 16 points (6-8 FG, 3-4 3PT, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists, and one turnover in 19 minutes off the bench during Saturday's win over the Mavericks.

Fantasy Impact: Jones was impressive on a per-minute basis and saw an increased role with Victor Oladipo given the night off. While he has the potential to post fantasy-friendly lines, he's too inconsistent at the moment for fantasy consideration outside of deeper leagues.

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Rockets star James Harden is being dealt to the Nets, per sources. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In a blockbuster three-team deal that includes the Cavaliers, the Rockets are sending the disgruntled superstar to the Nets in exchange for Caris LeVert, Rodions Kurucs, and four 1st round picks. The Cavaliers will receive Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince from the Nets. Dante Exum will also go to the Rockets. In further news, it sounds like Victor Oladipo is on the move to Houston as well in a deal that will send LeVert to the Pacers.

Category: Transactions


Bruno Caboclo scored two points (1-2 FG) and one rebound in only three minutes of playing time in Sunday's loss to the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: Caboclo has only seen a total of 33 minutes across five games this season and doesn't have a consistent role in Houston's rotation as of now. His only playing time comes in garbage time and he offers no fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps