Player News - Rockets

Date: Team: Pos:

Patrick Beverley (foot) will play against the Pistons on Friday.

His right foot sprain doesn't sound serious and he should be ready to considering the Rockets didn't even make him a game-time call. After a bumpy start, Beverley has looked much better in his last four, averaging 10.5 points, 4.8 boards, 4.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.5 treys. He should be owned in all standard leagues.
Mar 6 - 6:19 PM

Terrence Jones (back) and Patrick Beverley (foot) will play against the Pistons on Friday.

The good news is that this isn't his lingering leg issue. Jones has been one of the most improved players after the break and he's put up top-10 fantasy value since the start of the second half. He has to be in all lineups tonight. His status also makes the Josh Smith revenge game less appealing.
Mar 6 - 6:19 PM

Nick Johnson has been sent down for a D-League stint.

Johnson only managed to play a total of two minutes through the entire month of February, so he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Mar 5 - 2:25 PM

Patrick Beverley (right foot sprain) is questionable for Friday's game against the Pistons.

Beverley just can't catch a break this season as he's become a mainstay on the injury report. We'll keep an eye on his status after Friday's shootaround, but Jason Terry, Pablo Prigioni, and Corey Brewer would all be in line for more minutes (albeit with limited fantasy value) is Beverley is unable to play on Friday.
Mar 5 - 12:45 PM

Terrence Jones (lower back pain) is questionable for Friday's game against the Pistons.

Jones has been on fire as of late, so his owners will have to watch his status closely leading up to Friday's game. If he's unable to suit up, Josh Smith and Donatas Motiejunas would be in line for big minutes against the Pistons.
Mar 5 - 12:41 PM

James Harden returned from a one-game suspension against the Grizzlies on Wednesday during a 102-100 loss with 18 points, four rebounds, 13 assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

Even with the sub-par scoring, he was still able to come up with his second-highest game for assists. Harden and the Rockets are suddenly on a two-game losing streak, but they'll get a Josh Smith revenge game against the Pistons on Friday. Harden is still in the running for MVP and is the top player in eight-category leagues.
Mar 4 - 11:16 PM

Patrick Beverley made 5-of-9 from the field for 12 points against the Grizzlies on Wednesday with five boards, three assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

He was really struggling heading into the break, but he's coming around since he recovered from his illness last week. In his last four games, Beverley averaged 10.5 points, 4.8 boards, 4.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.5 treys. He's worth owning in standard leagues for his steals, treys and dimes.
Mar 4 - 11:10 PM

Terrence Jones looked great in a tough matchup against the Grizzlies on Wednesday with 21 points, nine rebounds, two steals, one steal and two blocks on 10-of-14 from the field in 36 minutes.

He is on fire. In his last five games, Jones averaged 19.6 points, 8.8 boards, 1.0 assists, 2.2 blocks and 1.0 turnovers on 64.1 percent from the field. He was a very efficient scorer as a backup center last year, but he's clearly surpassing all expectations. The Rockets are in no rush to bring Dwight Howard back and Jones should be a stud for the foreseeable future.
Mar 4 - 11:07 PM

James Harden will return from his one-game suspension vs. the Grizzlies on Wednesday, shifting Corey Brewer back to the bench.

The MVP candidate is boasting averages of 27.1 points, 6.9 assists, 5.8 boards, 1.9 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.6 3-pointers per game this season, so plugging him back into active lineups will be the easiest thing his owners can possibly do today. On the other hand, Brewer will return to his normal role off the bench and can be dropped outside of deeper leagues.
Mar 4 - 1:45 PM

Donatas Motiejunas filled up the boxscore during Tuesday's road loss, scoring 14 points with three 3-pointers, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals.

He played well on both ends of the court and performed admirably in an expanded role with James Harden suspended for one game. Unfortunately, Motie has averaged under 28 minutes over the Rockets' past 10 games and he's tough to roster in 12-team leagues while Josh Smith and Terrence Jones are both healthy.
Mar 3 - 10:48 PM

Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle) did not play on Tuesday, as expected.

He might not be in the rotation even if he were 100 percent healthy, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to closely monitor his status.
Mar 3 - 10:44 PM

Jason Terry drained 8-of-13 shots to finish Tuesday's road loss in Atlanta with 21 points, four rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes.

Terry torched his former team from beyond the arc, going 4-of-8, but this rare outburst doesn't give him relevance in standard fantasy leagues. He picked up extra opportunities with James Harden suspended and will likely play a much smaller role vs. Memphis on Wednesday.
Mar 3 - 10:44 PM

Terrence Jones was a force to be reckoned with on Tuesday, racking up 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 37 minutes vs. the Hawks.

The Rockets' five-game winning streak was snapped by the Hawks, who now have their own five-game streak going. T-Jones has been steadily improving since returning from his serious leg injury and he's once again a must-own fantasy option. The lone caveat is his free throw shooting -- he's 65.3 percent at the charity stripe this season and missed four of his six attempts tonight.
Mar 3 - 10:44 PM

Corey Brewer started for the suspended James Harden on Tuesday, making 4-of-14 shots to finish with eight points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 31 minutes.

Brewer has made 71.8 percent of his baskets off assists from teammates this season, and he's converted only 27.6 percent of his jumpshots. He's better suited to being a tertiary scoring option with James Harden leading the offense and is only an option in 14-team leagues with Harden due back on Wednesday.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 3 - 10:42 PM

Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle) is listed as out for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.

He is listed as out in the team's game notes, but the fact that the Rockets haven't updated his status is a little worrisome. Papanikolaou hasn't played since Feb. 21, and he isn't likely going to be in the rotation upon his return. Leave him on the wire.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 3 - 7:28 PM


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