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  • Michael Frazier II
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Michael Frazier II, who has a right ankle sprain, will not play during Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

    Frazier has missed about two weeks with this injury. He is not a major fantasy target in any case.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ray Spalding
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Rockets forward Ray Spalding will miss Wednesday's game with the Spurs due to a left calf strain.

    Spalding was recently claimed off waivers by the Rockets but now finds himself on the injury report. He's not worth drafting in standard leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Gerald Green
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that the Rockets are know fearing that Gerald Green (broken left foot) will miss the full 2019-20 season.

    Green's injury trends down once again and now he is unlikely to play this year. With Green out, Danuel House and Thabo Sefolosha will see an increase in minutes.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook was not concerned after banging knees with a teammate in practice on Monday.

    Westbrook owners and Rockets fans can breathe. He was in good spirits after the incident and is likely deserving of a second round pick going forward.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    In the wake of Gerald Green's broken left foot, the Rockets will take a closer look at Ben McLemore.

    The team has been happy with McLemore's work so far, with Mike D'Antoni saying, "He has played well and we'll keep looking at him." The Rockets have a thin bench and Green was shaping up as the primary backup at shooting guard, so his minutes and shots are now up for grabs. McLemore will have to compete with guys like Danuel House and Thabo Sefolosha for wing minutes but if he was ever going to reestablish himself in the league, this looks like his best chance. Managers in 30-team leagues can consider McLemore a late-round pick, though he may be able to get himself on the radar in shallower formats over time.

    Source: Salman Ali on Twitter

  • Gerald Green
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Shams Charania is reporting that Gerald Green has suffered a broken left foot that could sideline him for "a few" months.

    Green's injury was initially reported as a sprain but it's far more serious than that. Houston will now need guys like Danuel House and Thabo Sefolosha to step up in their bench roles, though they could also go shopping for another floor-spacer. Green is now off limits in just about all fantasy leagues.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Mike D'Antoni said that the Rockets will keep two of James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Eric Gordon on the floor at all times.

    D'Antoni also said that the team's rotation on Wednesday night would be similar to what they use in the regular season, so DFS players should keep an eye on that one. It simply makes sense for the Rockets, with a seemingly thin bench, to keep two of their top three wings on the floor at all times. Harden and Westbrook are what they are no matter what but this should good news for Gordon's playing time. How it affects his usage remains to be seen, and he might not budge off of late-round value anyway.

    Source: Alykhan Bijani on Twitter

  • Gerald Green
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Gerald Green is dealing with a sprained left foot and did not practice on Sunday.

    Green left Thursday's preseason game in Tokyo, and now we know why. This sounds like the sort of injury that could keep Green out into the regular season which will force players like Danuel House and Thabo Sefolosha into larger roles.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Ray Spalding
    PF, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets claimed Ray Spalding off of waivers.

    Spalding will compete for the Rockets this preseason but may not make the final roster. The Rockets still have both of their two-way slots available which is something they might offer to Spalding. Several NBA teams have shown interest in Spalding. He is currently not on the fantasy radar but the Rockets are a good landing spot for the forward.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Gerald Green
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Gerald Green (undisclosed) hobbled to the locker room in pain shortly after a vicious put-back dunk during Thursday's preseason matchup with the Raptors.

    Green played for a few more possessions after the dunk but looked uncomfortable as he limped off the court. There has been no word on what the injury was to Green, but we will update his status as it comes in.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela, who dinged his thumb in Tuesday's game, was able to deliver 10 points, seven rebounds, a steal and two blocks in Thursday's 118-111 win over the Raptors.

    Capela's injury was said to be minor and it certainly looked like it, even in this limited run. Consider him a top-50 selection in fantasy drafts, with extra value if you're punting free throws.

  • Danuel House
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Danuel House Jr., who had been limited because of a left leg laceration, made his preseason debut on Thursday and logged 28 minutes off the bench.

    House shot just 1-for-8 en route to four points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks. The workload is a reminder of House's potential on a thin Houston bench, and he may even be tabbed to start if Mike D'Antoni changes his mind on Eric Gordon. Consider House a viable deep-league target for his ability to produce threes and chip in the occasional steal and block.

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook and James Harden scored 22 points apiece in Thursday's preseason victory, with Westbrook going 7-of-17 from the field with three rebounds, four assists, three triples and three steals while Harden added three rebounds, nine assists, three steals and a triple on 6-of-16 shooting.

    It's worth noting that Harden did more of the distributing here, and that's definitely a wrinkle to watch as the preseason rolls on. The two make for a solid on-court fit but fantasy players will want to be mindful of how the duo could have a major effect on Westbrook's assists. It shouldn't be this drastic in the regular season, but Westbrook's stat set can't really support a major dip in dimes — at least not at his ADP.

  • Anthony Bennett
    PF, Free Agent

    The Rockets have waived Anthony Bennett.

    Bennett joined the Rockets to fight for a roster spot in training camp. However, the former first overall pick had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee which ultimately prevented him from trying to make the team. Hopefully Bennett can have a speedy recovery and return to basketball at some point.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Michael Frazier II
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Michael Frazier II won't participate in the Rockets' game on Thursday due to a right ankle sprain.

    Frazier has been out for more than a week with the injury. However, he is just guard depth for the Rockets at this point.

    Source: Alykhan Bijani on Twitter