Player News - Rockets

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Patrick Beverley is reportedly seeking to get a second opinion on the torn ligament in his left wrist to decide whether or not he will need to undergo surgery.

We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but with Beverley set to miss at least the next week of action, he belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni will man the point guard position in his absence, but neither guy is really capable of doing enough on the stat sheet to be considered a viable option in standard leagues.
Mar 26 - 5:48 PM

Patrick Beverley (wrist) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves, as expected.

Beverley is dealing with a torn ligament in his wrist, and his fantasy season is likely over. Jason Terry slotted into the starting point guard spot on Wednesday, but he only managed to put up two points, two rebounds, three assists, and four turnovers through 27 minutes of action, so he's not a great guy to own in standard leagues. James Harden is going to be the primary ball handler with Beverley out, so he stands to gain the most in Beverley’s absence. Pablo Prigioni will serve as Terry's primary backup, but he doesn't do enough on the stat sheet to matter in almost any league.
Mar 26 - 2:55 PM

Kostas Papanikalaou (ankle) will not play Friday.

Papanikalaou has been sidelined since Feb. 21, and there's absolutely no reason to own him in any league. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 26 - 2:49 PM

Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

Jones remains without a clear timetable to return, and at this point in the fantasy season, he belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues. With Donatas Motiejunas (back) being listed as questionable, Josh Smith could be in line for a healthy heaping of minutes Friday. Stay tuned.
Mar 26 - 2:48 PM

Dwight Howard (knee) is being listed as probable for Friday's game against Minnesota.

There's no reason to think that Dwight won't play Friday after he returned from a two-month absence on Wednesday without experiencing any setbacks. He will however be with a minutes limit, so he's by no means a must-own guy in standard leagues.
Mar 26 - 2:44 PM

Josh Smith (ankle) is probable to play Friday vs. Minnesota.

Smith has been playing through the pain, so there's no reason to think he will sit on Friday. With Donatas Motiejunas (back) being listed as questionable, Smith may find himself in the starting lineup with a very favorable matchup against the Timberwolves. Stay tuned.
Mar 26 - 2:37 PM

Corey Brewer (oblique strain) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

Brewer hasn't missed any time with his oblique strain, so there's no reason to think he won't be able to give it a go on Friday. We'll let you know if that changes.
Mar 26 - 2:33 PM

Donatas Motiejunas (lower back pain) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

If Motiejunas is unable to go on Friday, Josh Smith would likely slide into the starting lineup, and he'd get all the run he can handle as the only healthy power forward on the roster. He'd draw a very favorable matchup against the Wolves, so Smith would be worth a look as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues if Motiejunas is forced to sit. Stay tuned.
Mar 26 - 2:28 PM

Trevor Ariza was fantastic against the Pelicans during a 95-93 win on Wednesday, making 9-of-13 from the field for 22 points with nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

That's his fourth game in his last five tries with at least four dimes and he's really stepped up as more than just a catch-and-shoot guy. In that span, Ariza averaged 15.0 points, 8.6 boards, 4.0 dimes, 1.8 steals and 2.4 treys on 55.8 percent from the field and 100 percent from the line. He's getting hot for his fantasy owners at the right time. James Harden was no slouch with 25 points, six rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.
Mar 26 - 1:48 AM

Jason Terry played 27 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday with two points, two rebounds, three assists and four turnovers.

He missed all three shots from the field in a very disappointing start to his run as the starting point guard. Terry's minutes should remain in this neighborhood while he should get high single-digit shots per game. He's not a very strong grab in standard leagues with the Rockets looking to other guys for their offense. Additionally, the Rockets did use James Harden at point guard for a few possessions tonight.
Mar 26 - 1:44 AM

Josh Smith played 24 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer.

He did go to the locker room briefly, but returned moments later. Smith is likely going to play minutes in the mid-20s going forward and his opportunities to score may also go down. He'll be worth owning in all points leagues, but his fantasy value in standard leagues is likely going to fall with his sub-par shooting.
Mar 26 - 1:41 AM

Donatas Motiejunas scored 21 points with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer on 10-of-16 from the field in 37 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

With Dwight Howard still on a minutes limit, Donuts was still able to eat. He should have another couple weeks of solid fantasy value in standard formats. It's also worth noting he played much more than Josh Smith (24 minutes) tonight. Start Motiejunas on Friday against the Wolves.
Mar 26 - 1:37 AM

Dwight Howard returned from a two-month absence during a win against the Pelicans on Wednesday, playing 16 minutes for four points, seven rebounds, two assists and one block.

He was playing four-minute stints and also committed four fouls. Howard is not expected to play in back-to-back sets and should have a minutes cap for a few more games. He's not a must-own player due to his awful foul shooting and upcoming DNPs.
Mar 26 - 1:34 AM

Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) is "feeling better" and will play as soon as "the pain subsides," according to coach Kevin McHale.

He doesn't have a timetable to return and could miss the rest of the regular season. With Dwight Howard already back and ready to play tonight, Jones seems like a player almost all fantasy owners should cut at this time. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will play more with Dwight having a minutes limit.
Mar 25 - 6:10 PM

Patrick Beverley (wrist) suffered a torn ligament in his wrist and will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days, according to Yahoo! Sports.

If he tore a ligament in his wrist, he's likely going to be out for the season and there's a good chance he'll need surgery. As for the prognosis, it could be a couple weeks or over a month. Regardless, his fantasy owners in redraft leagues almost certainly have to cut him. Jason Terry will likely start and get minutes in the 24-32 range with Pablo Prigioni backing him up. Additionally, coach Kevin McHale has used two different lineup combos in his last two games with James Harden as the point guard. Give Terry a look if you're looking for some treys and scoring.
Mar 25 - 3:23 PM


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