Ben McLemore

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  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore recovered from his bout with gastroenteritis and was able to score six points on 2-of-2 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc with one assist in 10 minutes off the bench.

    Eric Gordon (16 points, 30 minutes) also made his return in this game and there was no need for McLemore to see an extended run. He's now relegated to being a deep-league 3s streamer now that Gordon is healthy and playing.

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (sore right knee) and Ben McLemore (gastroenteritis) are both available to play against the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Gordon and McLemore should return to their usual roles in what should be a high scoring affair of two teams that love to spread the floor and shoot triples. Get Gordon back in your lineup for this one, while McLemore is a deep-league streaming consideration for owners who want some extra triples.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (knee) and Ben McLemore (gastroenteritis) are both being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Wolves.

    Chris Clemons was assigned to the G League earlier on Tuesday, so it is very likely that one or both of these wings are available for this one. This looks to have shootout written all over it, so be sure to check back in before game time for an official call on their playing status.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Chris Clemons
    PG, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets have assigned Chris Clemons to the Vipers G League on Tuesday.

    This could be an indication that Ben McLemore and/or Eric Gordon are available for Tuesday's game against the Wolves.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (right knee soreness) and Ben McLemore (gastroenteritis) are both listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Gordon and McLemore are three-point specialists as most players are within the Rockets' rotation. Neither player does enough outside of scoring to be worth rostering in standard leagues. They can be worth a look as a specialist in 16-team leagues and deeper.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore is a late scratch on Sunday and will not play against the Magic as he deals with an illness.

    If you're in the Orlando area, you might want to head down to the arena in case the Rockets need help filling out their bench. Austin Rivers should get a lot of work with McLemore and Eric Gordon out, though the Rockets could also make more time for forward types like DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Green. There are no great streaming options here.

    Source: Cayleigh Griffin on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (bruised right knee) will not play during Wednesday's game.

    Gordon was forced to leave Monday's game early. Ben McLemore should be the primary beneficiary of his absence.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field, all from beyond the arc to finish Saturday with 12 points and four rebounds in 13 minutes.

    Ben-Mac is a streaky shooter and he got hot tonight. The return of Eric Gordon (12 points, 24 minutes) will surely eat into McLemore's outlook for the remainder of the season.

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers got some extended run in Friday's blowout loss to the Suns, finishing with 14 points (3-for-10) shooting, three triples, three rebounds and a block.

    Rivers got extra minutes with Russell Westbrook resting and Eric Gordon leaving the game with a leg injury. It was ultimately a forgettable experience for him and his teammates. Ben McLemore also played 25 minutes and scored 13 points (5-for-10 shooting), one riple, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook (left thumb) is listed questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Westbrook injured his left thumb towards the end of Sunday's game and had to miss Tuesday's contest. He looks like he is trending in the right direction and shouldn't miss more than one more game at the most. Eric Gordon, Ben McLemore and Austin Rivers would see more value if Westbrook is out with Gordon being the preferable option.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore will start in place of Russell Westbrook (left thumb) for Tuesday's matchup against the Hornets.

    Ben McLemore is looking at a great opportunity in the starting lineup for this one, while Austin Rivers and Eric Gordon should see more minutes and usage off the bench.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon had nine points, a 3-pointer, four steals and a 4-for-12 shooting line in Sunday's win over the Pelicans.

    Gordon had been playing very well in the last week but this is the danger with him — you never know when the next run of terrible shooting will pop up. Consider yourself lucky if you got four steals out of the deal today. Ben McLemore caught the shooting bug today, netting 22 points and four triples off the bench, though Gordon is still the one with a chance at top-150 value if everything breaks right.

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon will be in the starting lineup on Wednesday with James Harden and Russell Westbrook.

    Gordon is replacing Ben McLemore in the starting lineup after posting a career-high 50 points on Monday. Gordon has been on a tear lately but has struggled to have standard-league value when the Rockets are at full strength. He is a good sell-high option after the 50-point explosion and the news of him starting.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden (bruised left thigh) is listed as questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Harden has struggled lately, shooting under 40 percent from the field in six of the last nine games. He briefly left Friday's game as his thigh tightened up and finished with probably his quietest game of the season on with just 12 points on 3-of-13 shooting with no three pointers. Austin Rivers, Danuel House and Ben McLemore may all see an increase in minutes if Harden has to miss any time.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon hit six triples on Wednesday, ending with 25 points (8-11 FG, 6-8 3PT) while adding just two assists and a block.

    Gordon came off the bench and saw 29 minutes of action, limiting Ben McLemore to 18 minutes and two points despite getting the start. Outside of the scoring, Gordon didn't contribute much and probably isn't worth more than a points stream in standard leagues at this point.