August 11, 2020, 5:58 pmChris ClemonsPG, Houston Rockets
Chris Clemons emerged from the depths of the bench to land 13 points in 16 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Spurs, adding three rebounds, two steals and one assist.
Clemons has barely been sighted during the seeding games but was provided with an opportunity on Tuesday. He cashed in on both ends of the floor, tying his career-high mark with two steals to go with an efficient 13 points. He has the ability to put up points in a hurry, however, his role is typically too insignificant to warrant any real fantasy attention.
July 11, 2020, 2:10 pmChris ClemonsPG, Houston Rockets
Chris Clemons was able to sneak inside the top-400 in the 2019-20 fantasy season.
Clemons had some nice moments when Russell Westbrook and James Harden (or both) were out of the lineup but ultimately he was Houston's third option at PG. He did knock down 1.1 triples in just 8.7 mpg, so he fits Houston's system, but he's not someone to keep track of outside of extremely deep leagues.
March 10, 2020, 4:20 pmChris ClemonsPG, 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
March 7, 2020, 12:49 pmChris ClemonsPG, Houston Rockets
The Rockets have called up Chris Clemons from the G League for Saturday's game against the Hornets.
This makes sense with Russell Westbrook (rest) and Eric Gordon (knee) both out but Clemons shouldn't be an option in fantasy. His last game for the Rockets was on February 11 for one minute of action while averaging only 8.8 minutes in 28 games this season.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
February 18, 2020, 2:53 pmIsaiah HartensteinPF, Houston Rockets
The Rockets have assigned Isaiah Hartenstein and Chris Clemons to the team's G League affiliate.
Hartenstein was unable to find any minutes while Clint Capela was injured as the team fully embraces the small-ball philosophy. Hartenstein and Clemons will be able to get consistent minutes down in the g League. Neither player is on the fantasy radar right now.
Source: Alkyhan Bijani on Twitter
December 29, 2019, 11:00 pmChris ClemonsPG, Houston Rockets
Chris Clemons took advantage of the absence of both James Harden and Russell Westbrook on Sunday, delivering a fantasy gem with 16 points (6-of-15 shooting), two rebounds, four 3s, nine assists and one steal.
Clemons will only see the light of day like this when Harden sits, something we see few and far between. Because of the nature and source of Clemons' upside, he can be left on the wire, unfortunately.
December 26, 2019, 3:41 pmChris ClemonsPG, Houston Rockets
According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, two-way player Chris Clemons and the Rockets have agreed to a three-year contract.
Clemons was on a two-way deal with the Rockets but has surpassed the 45-day limit of eligibility that he had with the Rockets this season. The Rockets decided to retain Clemons by signing him to a three-year contract which puts him under contract through the 2021-22 season. Clemons is a deep rotation piece for the Rockets and hasn't provided fantasy value as he is only averaging 8.2 minutes per-game.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
December 15, 2019, 12:55 amChris ClemonsPG, Houston Rockets
Chris Clemons shot 5-of-11 from deep on his way to scoring 17 points in 16 minutes on Saturday.
Clemons isn't afraid to shoot when given the minutes and added two steals and one block in this game. Clemons can be left on waiver wires and is too unpredictable to deploy as a streamer.
November 16, 2019, 11:09 pmChris ClemonsPG, Houston Rockets
Chris Clemons got hot from three with five triples to help him score 19 points, and added one rebound and two steals on Saturday.
Clemons came off the bench to play 28 minutes and wasn't shy, attempting 11 shots. He is only a stream option at best.
November 3, 2019, 8:31 pmChris ClemonsPG, Houston Rockets
Chris Clemons took advantage of garbage time to score a career-high 16 points in Sunday's loss to the Heat.
Clemons added three rebounds, a block and four 3-pointers in 22 minutes of action. The rookie is on a two-way deal and probably wouldn't have seen the floor had Houston not been down by 31 points after the first quarter. Ben McLemore also chipped in 14 points and three triples off the bench.
October 17, 2019, 3:34 pmChris ClemonsPG, Houston Rockets
According to the Athletic, the Rockets have converted Chris Clemons from an Exhibit 10 deal to a two-way contract.
The Rockets have been making some minor adjustments to their roster ever since finding out that Gerald Green (broken left foot) will sit out this season. Expect Clemons to be a deep rotation piece to start the season. Leave him undrafted in standard redraft leagues but he will have some value in DFS lineups when the Rockets are without some of their backcourt pieces.
Source: Tony Jones on Twitter
October 4, 2019, 11:05 amBen McLemoreSG, Houston Rockets
Ben McLemore drew the start at shooting guard on Friday morning, posting nine points on 3-of-5 shooting (all threes) and a steal in 22 minutes.
McLemore got the nod with Russell Westbrook and Danuel House both sitting this game out. In the past the Rockets have called upon Gerald Green to fill in at shooting guard when necessary, so that could be a lower-level battle to keep an eye on throughout the preseason. McLemore is unlikely to have much fantasy value — even in deep leagues — but stranger things have happened. Rookie Chris Clemons, who chipped in 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and three triples, could also force his way into the mix.
September 30, 2019, 11:09 pmChris ClemonsPG, Houston Rockets
Chris Clemons scored 21 points on 7-of-16 shooting while adding two rebounds, four assists and five triples in Monday's preseason game against the Sharks
Clemons is an undersized (5'9") guard who went undrafted, but the Rockets quickly signed him to a deal and had him on their Summer League roster. The coaching staff told him to work on his playmaking ability and he showed some improvement tonight on making the correct reads and passes. He's a natural scorer, ranking third all-time in college points scored, but even if he makes the final roster, the Rockets have too many options at guard for him to really make a fantasy difference.
July 14, 2019, 12:14 amChris ClemonsPG, Houston Rockets
Chris Clemons was the difference maker for the Rockets in Saturday's 105-96 win against the Nuggets, posting a double-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Clemons' Cinderella summer season continues to chug along as he again got the start at PG for the Rockets. The undersized guard has impressed all summer for his team and added a surprising 10 rebounds in tonight's win. Before the trade for Russell Westbrook, Clemons had a legitimate chance to make the final roster cut but the Rockets' backcourt is just too crowded for him unless he is able to beat out fellow Summer League star Chris Chiozza. This will be a tough call for Houston.
July 7, 2019, 11:55 pmIsaiah HartensteinPF, Houston Rockets
Isaiah Hartenstein put up 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting with six rebounds in a loss to the Blazers on Sunday.
Hartenstein appeared in 28 games for the Rockets last season and averaged 1.9 points in 7.9 minutes per game. He will likely retain a similar role to the one he had last season. Chris Clemons was the primary scorer aside from Hartenstein as he put up 19 points on 4-of-13 shooting with four steals.