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  • Austin Rivers - G - Houston Rockets

    Although it took him a while to get started, Austin Rivers still ended up having a solid game in Wednesday's loss to the Nets as he put up 13 points, five rebounds, six assists and two defensive stats.

    As long as Chris Paul is sidelined, Rivers is a great stream and could provide top-100 value in that stretch. He only shot 5-of-14 from the field, but he started out 1-of-7 so he turned his performance around near the end of the game. Gerald Green came off the bench for 15 points on five 3-pointers and missed the game-winning three in overtime.

  • PJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets

    PJ Tucker put up 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting with 10 rebounds in an overtime loss to the Nets on Wednesday.

    He missed some key free-throws that could have iced the game, but he had a solid game overall. He had three defensive stats and made three 3-pointers as well. Tucker might step up with Clint Capela sidelined, so he is worth a look after a game like this one. Gary Clark could also see some extra run, but in this game he zero points, eight rebounds and four defensive stats on 0-of-5 shooting. Tucker is the preferred add of the two if he is not already rostered in your league and he has hovered around top-100 value even when Capela was healthy.

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden continued his historic run with a 58-point game in an overtime loss to the Nets on Wednesday.

    He shot 16-of-34 from the field and 21-of-23 from the line. Also, he made five 3-pointers and added 10 rebounds and six assists to the stat sheet. Harden missed the game-winner in regulation and could not close out the game in overtime. He definitely missed Clint Capela in this one, but found a new target in James Nunnally who had nine points on three 3-pointers in his team debut. Nunnally should not be on fantasy radars, but made some clutch threes down the stretch when Harden was getting double-teamed. He continued his streak of 30-point games as well as it now sits at 18 straight games. We are witnessing one of the most impressive runs in NBA history.

  • Eric Gordon - G - Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon is experiencing soreness in his knee and will not return for the overtime period on Wednesday.

    Gordon leaves the game after having scored 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting with four triples, three rebounds, two assists and a steal. He's had a history of knee problems, so his inability to stay in the game is a concern.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Gary Clark - F - Houston Rockets

    Gary Clark will draw into the starting lineup on Wednesday night, with his move to power forward pushing P.J. Tucker to center.

    It'll be an interesting look for Jarrett Allen to deal with from the Brooklyn side of things. This could be a regular look for Houston with Clint Capela out for the next month, and deep-league owners should keep an eye on Clark's game tonight.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon - G - Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (right knee contusion) will start on Wednesday night but is limited to around 24 minutes.

    Gordon has missed the last eight games with a knee problem that originally had him listed as day-to-day. His return couldn't come at a better time for a Rockets team that's incredibly thin on the wings, and while they're still dealing with injuries Gordon is looking at plenty of shots headed his way. If you need threes and scoring he's worth a very close look.

    Source: Alykhan Bijani on Twitter

  • James Nunnally - F - Houston Rockets

    James Nunnally has officially signed a 10-day contract with the Rockets.

    Nunnally thought he'd end up in Houston this summer but ended up signing with the Wolves, and he now joins a thinned out Rockets squad that could use some immediate help on the wings. A 3-point marksman who was one of EuroLeague's best shooters last season, the stylistic fit is a good one. He's expected to be available for tonight's game. There's only deep-league appeal here, even while Houston is down to an eight or nine-man rotation.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • James Ennis III - F - Houston Rockets

    James Ennis (left calf laceration) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game.

    It's a tough break for Ennis, who was looking like a potential starter again after the Rockets couldn't work out a deal with Danuel House. If Eric Gordon can't play tonight then newcomer James Nunnally might be pressed into heavy duty with Houston so thin on the wings. Gary Clark and Gerald Green also figure to be quite busy. Ennis is a 3-and-D type who can hold deep-league value when he's getting lots of minutes, but he's obviously off the table tonight.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon - G - Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (right knee contusion) is likely to play on Wednesday against the Nets.

    The Rockets definitely need him back but they could still ease him in and watch James Harden try to set records. Use him with caution.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon - G - Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (right knee contusion) is questionable to play on Wednesday.

    Gordon looks to be nearing a return after eight games on the shelf, but nothing is set in stone here. He had been playing well prior to going down, starting for Chris Paul and logging heavy minutes while getting lots of shots up. It's likely that Gordon returns to the starting lineup once he gets healthy, and he'll be on the radar in all formats for his contributions in points and threes. Austin Rivers likely heads to the bench but he'll still play a ton until Paul gets back.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Brandon Knight - G - Houston Rockets

    Brandon Knight (sore left knee) has already been ruled out of Wednesday's game.

    Knight has missed the last two games with knee problems, and it's concerning because it's the same knee where he tore his ACL in 2017. While he didn't play a big part for the Rockets, it's not like the team is in a position to turn away healthy contributors. Knight's absence won't impact fantasy leagues aside from forcing more minutes upon whoever is left standing.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden carried the Rockets past the Grizzlies in a 112-94 win on Monday with 57 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and six 3-pointers.

    The two assists are a season-low and a dip in that number was to be expected considering he lost his favorite assist target in Clint Capela (thumb). Harden saw all kinds of defensive looks tonight, but he was able to score at will. He went 17-for-33 from the field and 17-for-18 at the line. Eric Gordon (right knee soreness) and Chris Paul (strained hamstring) should return soon, but we're seeing a historic run from James Harden right now as this was his 17th consecutive game with at least 30 points. During this stretch he's averaged 41.3 points, 5.8 3s, 7.5 rebounds, 9.2 assists, 2.1 steals and 0.7 blocks on .431 shooting from the floor and .894 shooting at the line on 13.9 FTA/G. Of course he's the No. 1 player during that stretch.

  • Nene - C/F - Houston Rockets

    Nene scored two points with three rebounds in Monday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Nene started this game, but only logged 14 minutes as the 36-year old's body can only handle so many minutes. Coach D'Antoni threw out Isaiah Hartenstein (zero points, four rebounds and one assist) and Marquese Chriss (zero points and two rebounds) but each big only logged seven minutes apiece. None of these players can handle rotation minutes as they all have flaws that are easily exploitable so they can all be left on the wire. Gary Clark played 26 minutes and scored eight points with two triples, a steal and a block but is still not a reliable fantasy option.

  • Gerald Green - G/F - Houston Rockets

    Gerald Green scored 14 points on 5-of-13 shooting with six rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers on Monday.

    Green logged 30 minutes and his minutes should hover around this mark until Eric Gordon (right knee bruise) and Chris Paul (strained hamstring) return. He's a better streaming option than Austin Rivers (11 points, six assists, three steals and two triples), but is a 3-point specialist at best.

  • PJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets

    P.J. Tucker scored five points on 1-of-6 shooting with four rebounds, five assists, three steals and a 3-pointer on Monday.

    Tucker was able to dish out some timely dimes tonight to open shooters and they're going to be asking him to play a lot of small-ball center with Clint Capela sidelined for up to six weeks due to a thumb injury. He's a low-end streaming play for triples and defensive stats even with Capela out.