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Rockets' Usman Garuba: Swallows 10 boards in loss
Garuba registered four points (2-3 FG), 10 rebounds and one block over 17 minutes during Saturday's 120-101 loss to the Warriors.
Garuba came off the bench to grab a season-high 10 rebounds, a minor high point in what has been a ho-hum season thus far. While he has played in every game, his playing time typically fluctuates from one night to the next, making him a consideration in deeper formats only.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Kenyon Martin: Spot start reaps 13 points
Martin produced 13 points (5-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds and one assist across 28 minutes during Saturday's 120-101 loss to Golden State.
Martin replaced Eric Gordon (rest) in the starting lineup, tallying 13 points with very little else. The Rockets were never really in this one, falling behind early in the piece. As a result, many of the starters were limited, including Martin. Despite a relatively consistent role this season, he has been unable to establish himself as a 12-team asset, something that is unlikely to change anytime soon.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Kenyon Martin: Starting Saturday
Martin is starting Saturday's game against the Warriors.
With Eric Gordon (rest) out, Martin gets the nod. In his five prior starts this season, he's averaged 13.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 31.0 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Jae'Sean Tate: Still out Saturday
Tate (ankle) is out Saturday against the Warriors.
It's not clear when Tate will return, though the 2-to-3-week timetable offered in mid-November suggests he should be back sooner than later. Once back, he may take minutes away from Kenyon Martin, Tari Eason and Usman Garuba.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Eric Gordon: Resting Saturday
Gordon will not play Saturday against the Rockets due to right groin injury maintenance.
Gordon continues to get time off on back-to-backs. In his absence, Kenyon Martin, Garrison Mathews and others should see extended run.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Trevor Hudgins: Leads team in scoring Thursday
Hudgins compiled 20 points (6-18 FG, 5-14 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, two steals and a rebound over 29 minutes Thursday versus Austin.
Hudgins wasn't particularly efficient from deep in this one but is shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc on the year. He also leads the team with 6.0 assists per game, but he's struggled from the field overall, connecting on just 41.3 percent of his attempts.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Scores season-high 14 points
Fernando notched 14 points (7-8 FG), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal across 14 minutes during Friday's 122-121 victory over the Suns.
Fernando was terrific in limited minutes off the bench Friday, going 2-of-2 from the field for four points in the second quarter before adding another 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the fourth, along with five boards. The Rockets forward missed just one shot in the game and finished with a season-high 14 points in just 14 minutes of action. He was the only player off Houston's bench to score in double figures and will look to earn more minutes in the team's next game at Golden State.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Jabari Smith: Solid from field in win
Smith racked up 17 points (7-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt), six rebounds, one block and one steal over 30 minutes during Friday's 122-121 victory over Phoenix.
Smith was solid in the first half, knocking down four of eight shot attempts for 10 points to go along with three rebounds, one steal and a block. The Rockets forward only attempted four more shots over the final two quarters, hitting three of them for another seven points as Houston narrowly came away with the victory to snap the Suns' six-game winning streak. Smith has now scored 15 or more points in four of his last six games while also hitting at least three three-pointers in six straight.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Jalen Green: Team-high 30 points in win
Green produced 30 points (8-24 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 12-16 FT), three rebounds, two assists and three steals in 37 minutes during Friday's 122-121 victory over Phoenix.
Green led the Rockets in scoring Friday with 30 points but was incredibly inefficient outside of the third quarter, where he collected 20 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field. He was just a combined 2-of-14 through the other three quarters, though his one point from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter did put Houston up 122-121 to eventually win the game. It was Green's fifth 30-point game of the season. He also recorded a season-high three steals in the contest.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Jae'Sean Tate: Out Friday
Tate (ankle) is out Friday at Phoenix.
It's not clear when Tate will return, though the two-to-three-week timetable offered in mid-November suggests he should be back sooner than later. Once back, he may take minutes away from Kenyon Martin, Tari Eason and Usman Garuba.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' TyTy Washington: Leads Vipers with 20
Washington racked up 20 points (7-18 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists, two steals and a rebound over 32 minutes Tuesday versus the Squadron.
Washington clearly has free reign to shoot as much as he pleases in his G League contests, attempting at least 15 shots in all but two of his appearances with the Vipers. Tuesday marked his least-efficient night from the field since the opener versus the same Squadron, who appear to have his number.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Darius Days: Falls just shy of double-double
Days tallied 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt) and eight rebounds over 27 minutes Tuesday versus the Squadron.
Days has two double-doubles on the season and nearly made it back-to-back in Tuesday's contest. He failed to reach double digits in the shot attempts column for the first time all season in this one, so expect an expanded scoring output in future tilts.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Eric Gordon: Minimal production in loss
Gordon amassed two points (1-4 FG, 0-3 3Pt) in 19 minutes during Wednesday's 120-100 loss to the Nuggets.
Gordon played a season-low 19 minutes during Wednesday's defeat, and he matched his season-low mark of four field-goal attempts during the loss. He also failed to contribute in any secondary categories while also committing three turnovers. Over his three appearances since returning to the court from a groin injury, he's averaged 9.3 points in 24.7 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Kevin Porter: Bounces back with 23 points
Porter ended with 23 points (8-18 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, five assists and one steal across 32 minutes during Wednesday's 120-100 loss to the Nuggets.
Porter was coming off three straight subpar performances, but he finally reached the 20-point plateau for the first time since Nov. 20, when he posted 30 points against the Warriors. Porter is averaging 18.6 points per game over his last five appearances, and while he's shooting 44 percent from the field in that span, that's actually an improvement considering he's only made 41.7 percent of his field goals over the entire campaign.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Jalen Green: Needs 16 shots to score 16
Green ended with 16 points (6-16 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 3-5 FT), three rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 120-100 loss to Denver.
Green's role as one of the Rockets' main offensive weapons is not under question, but the second-year guard has been experiencing some struggles when it comes to his efficiency levels in recent games. He's failed to reach the 20-point mark in five of his last seven contests and is making just 40.2 percent of his shots from the field in that span. Those efficiency woes aren't overly concerning, however, as Green has enough volume to remain relevant in fantasy, as evidenced by the fact that he's averaging 20.0 points per game during that seven-game stretch.... See More ... See Less