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Western Southwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
16-8 8-2 W5
16-9 7-3 W4
13-11 5-5 W3
7-17 5-5 W1
6-18 0-10 L11

2022 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 18.7 8.8 43.1 5.4 0.8

Top Tari Eason News

  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Scoring ability on display Monday

    Eason notched 18 points (7-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one block and three steals over 21 minutes during Monday's 132-123 double-overtime win over Philadelphia.

    Eason's played a fairly consistent role as a key bench contributor for the Rockets, but his results have varied by the game. Overall, the rookie has produced more positives than negatives during his time on the floor, and efforts like Monday's output should continue to keep him on the radar in most fantasy formats. While Eason is around the 150 mark in per-game fantasy production, he ranks inside the top 30 in per-36 output, so there's plenty to like about the rookie.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Records first career double-double

    Eason ended Saturday's 120-101 loss to the Warriors with 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds and one assist over 29 minutes.

    Eason saw extended playing time in the blowout loss, piecing together the first double-double of his career. While this was a strong performance on the surface, the lack of peripheral production has to be accounted for. Despite some clear upside, Eason's role is far too inconsistent to warrant the attention of standard league managers, other than as a luxury stash for anyone sitting atop their standings.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Meager production Monday

    Eason recorded six points (2-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds and one steal in 19 minutes during Monday's 129-113 loss to the Nuggets.

    Eason failed to impress again Monday, Continuing what has been a lean spell for the impressive rookie. He has logged more than 20 minutes only once in the past seven games and ranks outside the top 200 over that period. While the upside is clear, the coaching staff is simply uncomfortable putting him out there when it counts. If you need immediate production, clearing his roster spot for streaming purposes makes sense.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Goes for career-high 19 on Sunday

    Eason finished with a career-high 19 points (8-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with eight rebounds, three steals and one assist in 23 minutes Sunday in the Rockets' 127-120 loss to the Warriors.

    Eason has displayed an intriguing fantasy skill set since the preseason, but earning enough minutes to consistently deliver useful stat lines has been his main issue thus far during his rookie campaign. Though he didn't get a dramatic uptick in playing time Sunday, Eason nonetheless came through with perhaps the best all-around performance of his young career. While the performance puts Eason on the radar as a potential pickup in 12- or 14-team category leagues where he's available, he might not see a jump in minutes from this level unless head coach Stephen Silas elects to scale back opportunities for the likes of Jabari Smith, Kenyon Martin and Eric Gordon. Eason has suited up in every game for the Rockets this season, playing anywhere from 12 to 24 minutes.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Another two steals in loss

    Eason finished Monday's 122-106 loss to the Clippers with nine points (4-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three rebounds and two steals in 15 minutes.

    Eason racked up another two steals in the loss and has now recorded at least one in each of his last 12 games. However, the good news ends there as his minutes took a hit despite the game going into garbage time. He had played at least 20 minutes in three of his past four games prior to Monday, so anyone who added him might want to hang onto him at least one more game.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Season-best performance Saturday

    Eason provided 17 points (6-8 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-5 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal across 24 minutes during Saturday's 129-117 loss to the Timberwolves.

    Eason eclipsed 20 minutes for just the second time this season, rolling out his best performance thus far. Before managers get too excited, it should be noted that both Jabari Smith and Jae'Sean Tate were missing. We've seen enough from Eason to keep him rostered in deeper formats, while those in standard leagues should view him as more of a luxury stash at this point.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Does work on glass

    Eason chipped in six points (3-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt), seven rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one steal in 18 minutes during Wednesday's 109-101 loss to the Clippers.

    Eason returned to form on the defensive end following a few uninspiring performances over his last few contests. While his scoring output was less than desirable, he swatted three shots for the second time this season and also collected a steal for his seventh consecutive game.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Just 15 minutes in loss Friday

    Eason totaled four points (2-4 FG), three rebounds and one steal over 15 minutes during Friday's 125-111 loss to the Trail Blazers.

    Eason managed very little during his 15 minutes on the floor, continuing a frustrating start to the season. Seen as a potential breakout candidate, Eason was taken in the final rounds of most drafts on the back of solid performances in both the Summer League and the preseason. Unfortunately, his role has not eventuated as hoped, and at this stage, he should be viewed as more of a stash candidate for those who can afford an unproductive roster spot.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Plays well in limited action

    Eason accumulated eight points (4-6 FG) and seven rebounds across 15 minutes during Wednesday's 117-107 loss to Atlanta.

    Eason proved capable of being a per-minute stats machine during the preseason, but coach Stephen Silas seems hesitant to give the rookie significant minutes. What's more concerning for fantasy managers who drafted Eason is that Jae'Sean Tate (ankle) didn't play. Once he's back in the fold, Eason's minutes could be reduced. In deep formats, he's a hold -- the upside is too high -- but fantasy managers in standard leagues need to keep a close eye on the situation.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Logs double-double in loss

    Eason recorded 17 points (8-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 12 rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot over 28 minutes in a preseason loss to Miami on Monday.

    Eason saw plenty of court time in the exhibition game and took advantage of the opportunity with his third straight impressive performance. The double-double was his second of the preseason, and he's averaging 20.7 points, 10.0 boards and 1.7 steals through three contests thus far. Eason is in a good spot with Houston to see ample opportunity as a rookie, so he's an intriguing late-round target in fantasy drafts given his standout play early on.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Leads all scorers in win Friday

    Eason tallied 24 points (8-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), eight rebounds, two steals and one assist in 25 minutes during Friday's preseason win over the Raptors.

    Eason continues to impress, putting together another well-rounded performance. Off the back of a strong Summer League campaign, Eason has been arguably the most impressive rookie thus far during the preseason. He is perfectly placed on a young Rockets team striving for lottery balls. His exact role to begin the season remains unclear, although he will almost certainly be a regular part of the rotation. Given the upside here, he makes for a viable pick to close out drafts.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Impresses in preseason debut

    Eason delivered 21 points (9-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block across 21 minutes off the bench in Sunday's 134-96 win over the Spurs.

    Eason turned heads with his play during the preseason opener, as he led the Rockets in both points and rebounds while contributing in each of the five major categories. The 17th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, Eason has likely done enough in recent months to secure a rotation role on the rebuilding Rockets.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Impressive in Summer League

    Eason averaged 17.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 blocks in five Summer League games.

    Eason averaged a double-double in an impressive Summer League campaign. His ability to stretch the floor and provide energy on defense stood out as well. The Rockets are very thin in their frontcourt, and Eason should join fellow first-round pick Jabari Smith Jr. as key rotation pieces.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Goes for big numbers in Vegas

    Eason finished Monday's Las Vegas Summer League game against the Spurs with 22 points (9-16 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals.

    While much of the attention has been focused on No. 3 overall pick Jabari Smith, Eason has quietly had a fantastic start in Las Vegas. After posting 14 points and 13 rebounds in his debut, he followed up with 14 points, 11 boards and two steals against OKC on Saturday. Monday night marked his third consecutive double-double to go with excellent complementary stats. The LSU product will be a rookie worth monitoring on a Rockets team that will likely throw him into the regular rotation right away.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Double-doubles in LVSL debut

    Eason finished Thursday's Las Vegas Summer League game against the Magic with 14 points (6-17 FG, 2-9 3Pt) and 13 rebounds in 25 minutes.

    While most of the crowd was on hand to watch Jabari Smith take on Paolo Banchero, it was Eason who had the better statistical night than the No. 3 overall pick, who finished with just 10 points and seven boards in 31 minutes. Eason did not have the most efficient night from beyond the arc, but he was aggressive in hunting his shot and had a big night on the glass. The No. 17 overall pick out of LSU should have a chance to make an impact right away as a rookie on a rebuilding Rockets team that does not have significant depth at the forward spots.

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  • Rockets' Tari Eason: Lands on Rockets with No. 17 pick

    Eason was selected by the Rockets with the No. 17 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

    Houston views Eason as the best defender in the draft, and the Rockets certainly need help on that side of the ball. He should be able to play multiple positions on the wing for the rebuilding squad. As a sophomore for LSU, he made 35.9 percent of his 2.4 three-point attempts per game while shooting an impressive 5.7 free-throw attempts on 80.3 percent in just 24.4 minutes. He'll likely need to increase his volume of threes to reach his full potential, but his great defense and ability to draw fouls give him a high floor.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-8, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Portsmouth, VA
Age: 21
School: Cincinnati, LSU