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  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (illness) is listed as available for Friday's game against the Magic.

    Slide him into your lineups if you have him. Rivers only missed two games due to the sickness.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (illness) is being listed as probable for Friday's tilt with the Magic.

    Rivers should be able to give it a go on Friday, but may still see limited minutes. He has been getting a lot of run, but has been dealing with shaky shooting that is holding down his fantasy value. Until we know he is fully healthy and can handle major minutes he is not worth streaming. The emergence of Ben McLemore and Eric Gordon's eventual return have only complicated Rivers' situation.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook will play on Friday vs. the Magic and likely rest on Saturday vs. the Pistons.

    The Rockets are just trying to keep Westbrook fresh and they probably feel like they can beat the Pistons without him. Expect Austin Rivers and Ben McLemore to get some more opportunity with Westbrook out on Saturday.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Tyson Chandler
    C, Houston Rockets

    Tyson Chandler (illness) is doubtful for Friday's game.

    Chandler's availability doesn't have any impact in fantasy.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (illness) may be able to play limited minutes on Friday.

    Rivers was unable to play on Wednesday and he should still be considered questionable for tomorrow. Ben McLemore remains the more appealing fantasy option given his scoring upside.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden was cooking on Wednesday night, dropping 55 points and rounding out his line with three boards, eight dimes, two steals, two blocks and a knocking down whopping 10 3-pointers on 20-of-34 shooting.

    Harden is that type of player. He has the talent and the opportunity to drop 55 points on any night. The way he filled out the stat sheet tonight is just that much more impressive. Harden will keep cooking as the season chugs along.

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook did a bit of everything on Wednesday night, ending with 23 points, seven boards, six dimes, four steals and a triple on 9-of-20 shooting.

    The only thing Westbrook didn't record was a block. He was able to stuff the stat sheet and not hurt you on percentages either. He's had a slow start to the season but has put together an impressive run and putting up top-20 numbers over the last two weeks.

  • Clint Capela
    C, Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela put up 10 points, 13 rebounds, an assist, a steal and three blocks on 5-of-6 shooting against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Capela keeps the double-doubles coming this season and has been playing at early-round caliber all year. Fantasy owners can feel good about him playing at a high level for the rest of the season.

  • Tyson Chandler
    C, Houston Rockets

    Tyson Chandler (illness) has been ruled out ahead of Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    The veteran is long past the days of fantasy relevance.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (illness) is being ruled out ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Cavs.

    With Rivers missing another game we should see both Ben McLemore and Danuel House reach the thirty-minute mark, with Chris Clemons and Gary Clark seeing extra minutes if the score turns lopsided. Rivers' next chance to return will be on Friday against the Magic.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Sam Amick and John Hollinger of The Athletic reported on Monday that the Rockets and head coach Mike D’Antoni are likely to part ways if the team does not win the NBA championship this season.

    D’Antoni is currently in the final year of the four-year contract he signed in 2016, going 188-80 (.701) in 268 regular-season games and 23-16 (.590) in 39 postseason games. Both winning percentages are the highest by any coach in Rockets’ franchise history but that might not be enough for him to remain in Houston. The coach and the team tried multiple times during the 2019 offseason to secure a contract extension, but they were unable to come to terms. D’Antoni’s potential availability could have a ripple effect on coaching situations elsewhere in the league, with other NBA teams possibly making a plan to pursue him once his current deal expires.

    Source: The Athletic

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets are willing to give up future assets in order to boost their 2019-20 roster, with a likely emphasis on wing players, according to a report published on Monday by Shams Charania of the Athletic.

    The timing of the report is significant since December 15th is the date that most players who signed last offseason are eligible to be dealt. The team’s best future assets would likely be first-round picks in the 2020 NBA Draft and/or the 2022 NBA Draft. No names were mentioned by Shams but look for trade rumors to intensify in the next couple weeks.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook had another strong game in Monday's 118-119 loss to the Kings, scoring 34 points on 13-of-17 shooting while adding three rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two triples.

    Westbrook is about as volatile as they get and tonight, owners caught the good side of variance with him. He was fantastic shooting the ball tonight, opting to attack the rim in halfcourt sets instead of settling for jumpers. He went 6-for-7 at the line to cap off what could be the most efficient night of the season for him, It should be noted that he's played the last two games without tape on his fingers, which he hurt early in the year. It might just be smoke, but it could also mean a more efficient Westbrook is back.

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden couldn't get much going from the field, scoring 27 points on 8-of-19 shooting while adding four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers.

    He went 3-for-10 from deep which really brought down what could have been an excellent shooting night and the Kings blitzed him well, causing him to turnover the ball eight times. The Rockets are still figuring things out and even though he's been relatively quiet these past few games, you can expect some big lines coming up to even it all out.

  • Clint Capela
    C, Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela had another big rebounding night on Monday, grabbing 17 boards to go with his 13 points.

    Capela went 3-for-6 from the floor and had zeros on the all stats besides points and rebounding which make this line a bit hollow. He shot 5-for-6 from the field and continues to excel on the glass.