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Earl Boykins | Guard

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (41) / 6/2/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'5" / 133
College: Eastern Michigan

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Earl Boykins is hoping for another shot in the NBA this season.
The miniature point guard is working out in Denver and "waiting for a call," but his market has been dry to date after playing last season with the Rockets. Tue, Dec 4, 2012 09:10:00 AM

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Rockets signed Earl Boykins for the rest of the season.

The pint-sized point guard won't carry any fantasy value.
Sun, Apr 15, 2012 12:56:00 PM

Rockets signed G Earl Boykins to a second 10-day contract.

Boykins will remain with the Rockets for at least another 10 days with Kyle Lowry (bacterial infection) still sidelined.
Thu, Apr 5, 2012 11:05:00 AM

Earl Boykins will sign another 10-day contract with the Rockets on Thursday.

It's unclear if Boykins will eventually be re-signed for the duration of the season, as that probably depends upon whether (or how soon) Kyle Lowry returns from his bacterial infection.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 02:13:00 PM

Earl Boykins didn't waste any time after being signed by the Rockets to a 10-day contract on Monday, scoring 10 points on 2-of-6 shooting (6-of-6 from the foul line) with one rebound, five assists, and a steal in 22 minutes off the bench.

Should Goran Dragic's ankle injury worsen overnight, then Boykins could have some spot-starting value on Tuesday against the Mavs. Dragic was pretty expressive about playing on Tuesday after the game.
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 01:44:00 AM

Rockets agreed to terms with PG Earl Boykins on a 10-day contract, a source tells Yahoo.

With Kyle Lowry (bacterial infection) nowhere near a return and Kevin Martin (shoulder) also sidelined, the Rockets are desperate. The 5'5/133 Boykins has been out of the league all season, but did manage 7.2 points per game in 57 appearances with the Bucks last season. He'll be support behind Goran Dragic and Courtney Lee.
Mon, Mar 26, 2012 03:21:00 PM

During the lockout, Earl Boykins has been working as an assistant coach for the Colorado Miners, an inner-city boys' basketball team.

Boykins' deal with the Bucks has expired, but it's possible that he could still latch onto an NBA roster as a backup guard. The second-shortest person ever to play in the NBA, at 5'5", he's no stranger to overcoming adversity.
Sun, Oct 23, 2011 11:45:00 AM

Veteran guard Earl Boykins, who had his first summer league canceled by the 1998 lockout, said that the lockout is hardest on young players.

"You can work out all you want," said Boykins. "You can even work out against NBA guys. But until you get into an NBA training camp situation, it's totally different." NBA rookies already trend toward inconsistency, and this summer's lack of interaction with teammates and coaches certainly won't help.
Sun, Oct 16, 2011 11:54:00 AM

Earl Boykins hit 8-of-9 shots and tied for the team lead with 18 points in 24 minutes off the bench in an easy win over the Cavaliers.

He scored all 18 in the first half, while Brandon Jennings got hot in the third quarter, scoring 14 of his 18 in that quarter. Boykins hit a couple threes, but as long as Jennings is healthy, nights like this should be few and far between.
Thu, Mar 10, 2011 01:12:00 AM

Earl Boykins hit 7-of-11 shots and scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter as the Bucks beat the Hawks Wednesday.

He also had three assists in 26 minutes, and while he's wildly inconsistent, he does this once or twice a week. That should stop happening once Brandon Jennings (foot) and John Salmons (hip) are back from their injuries.
Thu, Jan 27, 2011 12:23:00 AM

Earl Boykins scored 23 points off the bench on Saturday, hitting 8-of-22 shots from the field (including three treys) with three rebounds, three assists, four steals, and a block in 36 minutes of action.

While Boykins came to play, Keyon Dooling was not able to follow up his big Friday night, scoring seven points on 2-of-10 shooting with four assists and a three in 24 minutes. Unfortunately for both of them, the most recent Brandon Jennings (foot) report has him practicing Tuesday and possibly returning Wednesday. If you're relying on either of them, the end is near.
Sun, Jan 23, 2011 01:18:00 AM

Earl Boykins came off the bench for eight points, four rebounds and 11 assists in Friday's tough loss to the Sixers.

Starter Keyon Dooling had 12 points and four assists, and both players are going to take a serious hit when Brandon Jennings returns in the next couple weeks. Both players have been very inconsistent since Jennings went down.
Fri, Jan 14, 2011 10:14:00 PM

Earl Boykins hit 5-of-11 shots for 14 points and four assists in Friday's OT loss to the Heat.

Boykins is having a decent week and remains a low-end possibility to start at guard for fantasy teams as long as Brandon Jennings is out for the Bucks.
Sat, Jan 8, 2011 12:19:00 AM

Earl Boykins followed up his 26-point outing on Saturday with just six points on 2-of-8 shooting (no threes) to go with one rebound and no other statistics in 14 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

He has the ability to score in bunches, but is much too inconsistent to be trusted in fantasy leagues. Stay away for all intensive purposes.
Wed, Jan 5, 2011 01:57:00 AM

Earl Boykins returned from a one-game suspension for bumping a referee on Saturday, and scored a season-high 26 points on 9-of-16 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, six assists, and no steals or blocks in 32 minutes.

Starter Keyon Dooling scored seven points with four rebounds and three assists, and while Boykins looks like the player to own after tonight, a couple of things temper our excitement. One, the Mavs played zone most of the night and Boykins is a zone-killer. The Mavs also used fellow little man J.J. Barea in response to Boykins' presence, which ultimately allowed Boykins to stay on the court longer, too. Boykins deserves a long look for his value over the next couple of weeks, but we're not calling him a must-add player and Dooling may still be the player to own.
Sun, Jan 2, 2011 03:00:00 AM

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