Player News - Rockets

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Josh Powell was claimed off waivers by HOU on Wednesday April 16.

Apr 17 - 3:28 AM

James Harden, Jeremy Lin, Chandler Parsons and Omer Asik all took Wednesday off in preparation for the playoffs.

None of them have a real injury that we know of and it should be all hands on deck as they prepare for the Blazers in Round 1.
Apr 17 - 12:30 AM

Troy Daniels got a start for the Rockets on Wednesday and had a career-high 22 points, five assists and six 3-pointers in a loss to the Pelicans.

Don't feel bad if you've never heard of him, as they signed him in February and called him up from the D-League last week. Patrick Beverley had 14 points and two 3-pointers, Dwight Howard hit just 1-of-5 shots for seven points, four boards and three blocks, Terrence Jones added 17 points and eight rebounds, Donatas Motiejunas had 11 points and 10 boards in 17 minutes, and Jordan Hamilton had 14 points and four 3-pointers in the meaningless loss. The Rockets will face the Blazers in Round 1 of the playoffs.
Apr 16 - 11:03 PM

Francisco Garcia will not play vs. the Pelicans on Wednesday.

The Rockets are short on players tonight and we may get to see some serious run out of Troy Daniels and Omri Casspi. Garcia's DNP will likely be more precautionary than anything.
Apr 16 - 8:08 PM

Troy Daniels will start with Pat Beverley, Omri Casspi, Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones.

With Chandler Parsons and James Harden resting, the Rockets will get some of their bench guys some run. Daniels has been bombing triples all year in the D-League and will have his best chance to have a good game in the NBA tonight.
Apr 16 - 7:34 PM

Jeremy Lin will not play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

He'll get some rest in the finale and it will allow Isaiah Canaan another chance at minutes. Lin is healthy and should be ready to go against the Blazers in the first round.
Apr 16 - 7:04 PM

Omer Asik will not play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

He's getting some rest tonight as the Rockets prepare for the Blazers in the first round of the playoffs. Donatas Motiejunas will back up Dwight Howard tonight.
Apr 16 - 7:01 PM

Chandler Parsons will rest during Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Parsons recently battled minor hip and wrist injuries but he'll have enough time to recover before the start of the playoffs. Guys like Francisco Garcia and Omri Casspi will take on bigger roles with Parsons and James Harden (rest) both out on Wednesday.
Apr 16 - 1:43 PM

James Harden and Chandler Parsons will both be rested for the Rockets' season finale.

The Rockets own the tie-breaker over the Blazers so Houston can't drop down the seeding, which makes it perfectly reasonable for Harden (ankle) and Parsons (wrist) to get some rest. Neither guy is in danger of missing Game 1 of their first-round series vs. Portland.

Big man Josh Powell passed his physical and was signed by the Rockets on Tuesday.

He'll give them a little depth in the playoffs, but that's about it.
Apr 15 - 9:14 PM

Terrence Jones looked great against the Spurs during a big 104-98 win on Monday, posting a line of 20 points, 11 boards, one assist, two steals and one turnover on 7-of-12 from the field.

He was in a mini slump with only 10.3 points per game in his previous three, but he had great looks in his 40 minutes, which was his highest since Jan. 16. Jones has broken out this season and being able to get to the basket has been a huge reason why. He looks like he's for real and will likely be a player to target in fantasy drafts next season.
Apr 14 - 11:32 PM

Chandler Parsons (hip, wrist) returned from a one-game absence on Monday vs. the Spurs, playing 40 minutes for 21 points, seven boards, four assists and two 3-pointers.

He had a couple minor injuries over the weekend and the Rockets decided to hold him out of the lineup. Parsons has been a minutes monster with 37.6 per game this season, which ranks seventh in the NBA. The Rockets have nothing left to play for, so Parsons' status for Wednesday's finale against the Pelicans will be up in the air.
Apr 14 - 11:23 PM

Francisco Garcia (back) played 14 minutes against the Spurs on Monday with two points and three boards.

He missed Saturday's game due to a back injury and was a game-time call tonight. Garcia won't have much opportunity while Chandler Parsons and James Harden are active.
Apr 14 - 11:18 PM

Francisco Garcia said he will play against the Spurs on Monday.

The Rockets will be close to full strength while the Spurs will not. Garcia won't have much of a chance to shine with Chandler Parsons (wrist, hip) good to go. He's not a fantasy option.
Apr 14 - 7:01 PM

It appears that Chandler Parsons will play on Monday.

He missed his last game with a hip and wrist injury, but looks "good to go" after his pre-game warmups.
Apr 14 - 6:59 PM


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