Player News - Rockets

Date: Team: Pos:

James Harden (strained left hamstring) is probable to play Monday vs. Portland.

Harden injured his hamstring during Saturday's game vs. Atlanta, but played through the strain and put up 18 points, six rebounds, and a season-high 14 assists over 39 minutes of action so we'd expect him to give it a go on Monday. Stay tuned.
Dec 21 - 3:17 PM

Dwight Howard (right shoulder strain) is being listed as probable for Monday's game vs. Portland.

Dwight was able to fight through the strain and put up a double-double during his last outing, so we'd expect him to give it a go again on Monday. Still, owners will want to check back for an official update on his status closer to Monday's tip, and if he sits, Tarik Black would slide back into the starting lineup.
Dec 21 - 2:53 PM

James Harden needed to go to the locker room in the first half due to a hamstring injury on Saturday and did return in the second quarter, finishing with 18 points, six rebounds, 14 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers during a 104-97 loss.

He played 39 minutes and the injury didn't seem to bother him much. The Rockets are off until Monday when they'll get a much anticipated rematch against the Blazers, so Harden owners can expect him to suit up for that one. Of course there is a chance he deals with soreness.
Dec 20 - 10:45 PM

Dwight Howard made 7-of-10 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line against the Hawks on Saturday for 19 points with 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block.

He was probable with a random shoulder injury and it didn't seem to be an issue.Howard is likely going to pop up on the injury report a ton, so his fantasy owners will have to check back on most of his game days. Howard also had a season high in dimes and free throw percentage tonight.
Dec 20 - 10:42 PM

Jason Terry played 22 minutes in his return to the lineup on Saturday with 14 points, three rebounds, one steal and four 3-pointers.

He was with his wife for the birth of their child and he was a big part of the offense with 13 shots. Terry could be a sneaky source of treys in deeper leagues.
Dec 20 - 10:39 PM

Trevor Ariza made 5-of-14 from the field for 13 point with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers against the Hawks on Saturday.

He has been struggling in his previous 10, making just 32.4 percent from the field for 14.8 points, 7.6 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.6 steals, but he is still holding decent value in fantasy because of the treys. His catch-and-shoot percentage is a far cry from last year, so maybe this is the John Wall effect. Still, Ariza is a must-start player. Also, there's no need to worry about Corey Brewer.
Dec 20 - 10:37 PM

Donatas Motiejunas scored eight points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 25 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

He's made just 8-of-24 (33.3 percent) from the field in his last two and has finally slowed down. This is probably good news for the Terrence Jones (leg) stashers out there and Motiejunas may have some trouble holding value in a few weeks. If there is an irresistible guy on the wire, D-Mo's ceiling isn't too high anyway.
Dec 20 - 10:33 PM

Patrick Beverley fouled out in 41 points against the Hawks on Saturday with 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

His output in treys has been huge and it's a big reason why the Rockets are not in the hunt for a point guard in the trade market. Beverley has seen his field goal shooting dip to 36.5 percent over his last five, averaging 11.8 points, 6.8 boards, 4.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 treys. He's a low-end No. 2 fantasy point guard.
Dec 20 - 10:27 PM

James Harden strained his hamstring in Saturday's game vs. the Hawks, but has since returned.

This is incredible news for the Rockets, and it looks like Harden dodged a bullet here. We will obviously monitor him closely, and we will provide updates as needed. Stay tuned.
Dec 20 - 8:49 PM

Dwight Howard will start against the Hawks on Saturday.

Howard had a shoulder issue pop up this morning and was probable. Considering how much time he missed for his mysterious knee issue last month, there's always a small chance he misses a game. He's playing well, so start him as planned.
Dec 20 - 7:57 PM

Alexey Shved will not be available for the Rockets on Saturday.

Shved was traded from the 76ers on Friday and can't play because Troy Daniels hasn't passed his physical, but Shved should be available for Monday's game vs. the Trail Blazers. Given the Rockets' backcourt depth, however, there's no reason to own Shved in any leagues.
Dec 20 - 6:21 PM

Corey Brewer will not be active for Saturday's game against the Hawks.

He was just recently traded to the Rockets from Minnesota, but he wasn't cleared in time for this contest. However, Brewer lost a lot of fantasy value in this trade, and won't see many minutes as long as Trevor Ariza and James Harden are healthy. Owners in standard leagues can move on.
Dec 20 - 6:20 PM

Jason Terry (personal) is back with the Houston Rockets after his wife had a baby, and is expected to be available for their game vs. the Hawks Saturday.

Patrick Beverley is healthy and is playing well, so Terry will return to his limited role off of the bench. Terry is not an option in standard leagues.
Dec 20 - 12:10 PM

Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved missed shootaround on Saturday, but they are expected to be available against the Hawks.

Brewer will likely be used off of the bench in relief of James Harden and Trevor Ariza, so he won't see a lot of minutes. Brewer lost a lot of value with this trade, and owners in standard leagues can move on. Additionally, Shved likely won't be in the rotation at all, and can be cut across the board.
Dec 20 - 12:01 PM

Dwight Howard (shoulder) is probable for Saturday's game against the Hawks.

This is the first we are hearing about a shoulder injury, and it will be interesting to see if it has an impact on his game Saturday. Owners can at least take comfort in the fact that Howard's knee appears to be doing well, but this shoulder injury should cause some concern. Owners may want to check back before tip-off just to be safe, but Howard shouldn't be in danger of missing this one.
Dec 20 - 11:54 AM


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