• 2019-2020 Houston Rockets Season Recap to date

    2018-2019 Record                 Home Record               Road Record

            53-29                                     31-10                            22-19

    2019-2020 Record                 Home Record               Road Record

             40-24                                     22-10                            18-14

    Fun Facts for the season

    -The Warriors took more 3-pointers than any other team back when they won 73 regular season games in 2015-16 and eventually lost in the NBA Finals. Ever since then, no team has embraced the 3-point shot more than the Rockets as they have led the league in 3-point attempts in each of the last four seasons and have attempted a total of 13,329 threes over that span for an average of 3,332.25 attempts per season. No other franchise has averaged more than 2,750 3-point attempts per season since 2016-17.

    -Since joining the Rockets back in 2012-13, James Harden is the only player in the fantasy community that has maintained first round value in 8/9-cat leagues (per-game and totals) in each of the last eight seasons, and the former MVP has never finished lower than eighth overall during his tenure with the Rockets.

    -James Harden has been the most durable player in the NBA since joining the Rockets and it can be fleshed out by looking at All-NBA caliber players (43 players have made at least one All-NBA team since 2013) who have played in over 90 percent of their team’s regular season games: James Harden (606 of 638 games, 95%), DeAndre Jordan (606 of 638 games, 95%), Nikola Jokić (373 of 393 games, 94.9%), Damian Lillard (607 of 640 games, 94.8%), Giannis Antetokounmpo (522 of 557 games, 93.7%), Andre Drummond (599 of 640 games, 93.6%), DeMar DeRozan (591 of 637 games, 92.8%), Kemba Walker (589 of 638 games, 92.3%), Karl Anthony-Towns (358 of 392 games, 91.3%), Draymond Green (576 of 639 games, 90.1%)

    -The Rockets needed some time to integrate their newest addition, Russell Westbrook, into the offensive scheme as he started the season by producing 4th/10th round per-game value over his first 18 games while his value soared in the last 53 contests when he produced 2nd/4th round per-game value

    -Robert Covington is a name to watch next season as he appears to have plenty of opportunity for fantasy value with the Rockets as he produced 3rd/2nd round per-game value since joining Houston (14 games). By comparison, Covington was producing 4th/4th round per-game value in 48 games with Minnesota prior to the trade.

    -Just 14 players in the NBA had a usage higher than 30 percent this season and the Rockets were the only team to have two players over that mark: James Harden (35.8) and Russell Westbrook (33.0). This might help explain why only one other player (Robert Covington) on their team was able to finish inside the top-100.

    For a closer look at how the season has gone, be sure to check out our Season So Far series. The Rockets’ entry can be found right here.

    Rosterable in 12-team 8/9-cat leagues (per-game value)

    -James Harden (1st round/1st round)

    -Russell Westbrook (2nd round/4th round)

    -Robert Covington (4th round/4th round)

    -P.J. Tucker (11th round/9th round)

    -Danuel House (12th round/9th round)

    Showed flashes of fantasy value in 12-team 8/9-cat leagues (per-game value)

    -N/A

    Rosterable in standard points leagues

    (This is Yahoo’s standard scoring system, we’ll be using them as a reference for the rankings but obviously things will be different in your league if you use a custom scoring format or play on ESPN/CBS/Fantrax)

    -James Harden (1st round)

    -Russell Westbrook (2nd round)

    -Robert Covington (6th round)

    -P.J. Tucker (11th round)

    Flashes of value in standard points leagues:

    -N/A

    Predicting standard league relevant players for 2020-21 season

    -James Harden (all formats)

    -Russell Westbrook (all formats)

    -Robert Covington (all formats)

    Potential for standard league value for 2020-21 season

    -P.J. Tucker (8/9-cat)

    -Danuel House (9-cat)

    Upcoming Notable Free Agents

    -Austin Rivers (player option of $2.37M in 2020-21)

    -Ben McLemore (team option of $2.28M in 2020-21)

    -Isaiah Hartenstein (team option of $1.66M in 2020-21)

    -Chris Clemons (team option of $1.52M in 2020-21)

    -Bruno Caboclo (unrestricted)

    -DeMarre Carroll (unrestricted)

    -Jeff Green (unrestricted)

    -Tyson Chandler (unrestricted)

    -Thabo Sefolosha (unrestricted)

    Key Additions

    -Robert Covington (acquired via trade)

    -Bruno Caboclo (acquired via trade)

    -Jeff Green (signed mid-season)

    -DeMarre Carroll (signed mid-season)

    Key Departures

    -Gerald Green (traded to Nuggets)

    -Clint Capela (traded to Hawks)

    -Nene (traded to Hawks)

    -Ryan Anderson (waived)

    Upcoming Draft Picks

    -2020 second round pick (via Memphis protected 31-55)

    -2021 first round pick (least favorable of Oklahoma City, Miami or Houston pick)

    -2021 second round pick (Houston has rights to swap second round picks with Philadelphia)

    -2022 first round pick

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