February 19, 2019, 8:29 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela (thumb) returned to practice on Tuesday with no limitations, which could determine his playing status for Thursday's game against the Lakers.
Capela underwent surgery on January 17 and was initially given a 4-to-6 week timetable, so this would be at the early end of a return. The fact that he is returning to practice without any limitations is a great sign for owners, meaning a return is imminent. Watch out for the Rockets injury report on Wednesday.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
February 13, 2019, 11:08 pmChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul struggled with his shot in a 111-121 loss to the Wolves on Wednesday as he went 4-for-13 from the field to finish with 16 points.
The poor shooting was unfortunate but the Rockets as a whole were not feeling on the offensive end. CP3 delivered in other categories though, adding five rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two 3-pointers to the box. He's a top-20 asset while healthy, so he can get a pass for this off shooting night.
February 13, 2019, 11:04 pmKenneth Faried - F/C - Houston Rockets
Kenneth Faried quietly put up a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double in a loss to the Wolves on Wednesday.
It was not one of his best performances as a Rocket, going 4-for-12 from the field and failing to record a steal or a block. Chalk this one up to a tough matchup against Karl-Anthony Towns. This is Faried's fourth double-double in his last five games.
February 13, 2019, 11:00 pmJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden stayed in high gear on Wednesday, dropping 42 points (15-of-34 shooting) with five rebounds, six assists and eight triples in a loss to the Wolves.
Harden was seen limping at certain spots in the game but did not need to leave the court. An extended rest over the All-Star break should do him wonders. His streak of 30-point games is now at 31, the second-longest in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain still holds the top spot with 65, which he recorded in the 1961-62 season.
February 13, 2019, 9:49 amJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden remained mum about the severity of his sore left shoulder on Tuesday, avoiding to elaborate on how much discomfort he feels or how it could affect his performance against the Wolves on Wednesday.
Stemming from a collision with Thunder center Steven Adams on Saturday, Harden's shoulder discomfort prevented him from doing his usual shooting routine for two days, while Mike D'Antoni suggested that it had interrupted Harden's rhythm and led to his rusty shooting performance on Monday. His stoicism and MDA’s "we'll see" shrug suggests that Harden will likely gut it out through the All-Star break and opt for the extra rest next week. He is expected to play on Wednesday but make sure you double check before tip-off.
Source: Houston Chronicle
February 12, 2019, 5:54 pmJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden (sore left shoulder) has been removed from the injury report.
Harden was already expected to play on Wednesday in Minnesota and this gives fantasy owners some peace of mind.
February 12, 2019, 5:44 pmAustin Rivers - G - Houston Rockets
Austin Rivers (sore right elbow) has been ruled out ahead of Wednesday's game against the Wolves.
With James Harden and Chris Paul around, Rivers won't bear much of a burden. Gerald Green and Iman Shumpert will likely split the available minutes here.
Source: Hunter Atkins on Twitter
February 12, 2019, 1:03 pmJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden's sore left shoulder is feeling better on Tuesday and he should play on Wednesday, according to Mike D'Antoni.
D'Antoni is "pretty sure" that we'll see Harden in Minnesota, and considering that he played last night and emptied the tank to keep his 30-point streak alive we'd agree with the coach's assessment.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
February 11, 2019, 10:41 pmKenneth Faried - F/C - Houston Rockets
Kenneth Faried had a solid outing on Monday vs. the Mavs, abusing their thin frontcourt to produce 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.
Yes, Clint Capela is nearing a return and the natives (Faried owners) are getting restless. Don't panic. Hold and see how he adjusts to life in Houston's second unit before doing anything drastic. He's earned a lot of leash given his recent performances.
February 11, 2019, 10:38 pmChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul stayed hot in Monday's 120-104 win over the Mavs, delivering like he did in the good old days with 17 points (5-of-12 shooting), two rebounds, 11 dimes, five triples and two steals.
This is vintage CP3 at its finest. All he needs to do now is stay healthy and he should be good for top-20, top-15 per-game value moving forward. Plus, the extended rest over the ASB should do him wonders too.
February 11, 2019, 10:33 pmGerald Green - G/F - Houston Rockets
Gerald Green paced the Rockets' reserves in Monday's win over the Mavs with 19 points (five 3s) on 7-of-12 shooting, six rebounds and one assist.
Green has scored 25, 9, 25, 7, 19 points over his last five games, respectively. If you can time his explosions, which have been like a Yellowstone geyser lately, then you can stream him for an optimal gain in points and threes. Eric Gordon scored 18 points (7-of-17 shooting) with four triples, two rebounds and one dime in 29 minutes.
February 11, 2019, 10:29 pmJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden played through some left shoulder soreness on Monday but was unhampered as he torched the Mavs with 31 points and strong peripherals.
Harden went 9-for-23 from the field and 7-for-7 from the line to the net his 31 points while also adding eight rebounds, seven dimes, six 3-pointers and five steals to the box score. He's a machine that just prints out numbers. Big ones. Sore shoulders or not, the Beard will deliver.
February 11, 2019, 9:33 pmKenneth Faried - F/C - Houston Rockets
Kenneth Faried started the second half Monday after leaving the game with a right knee injury.
It's good to see it was nothing major. We'll assume all is well at this point since he's already out there again.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
February 11, 2019, 9:11 pmKenneth Faried - F/C - Houston Rockets
Kenneth Faried headed to the locker room with an apparent right knee injury on Monday against the Mavs.
He appeared to be favoring his right knee after taking a charge. Isaiah Hartenstein replaced him in the lineup. We'll keep you updated on his condition.
Source: Stefano Fusaro on Twitter
February 11, 2019, 8:00 pmJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden (left shoulder soreness) is available and will start for the Rockets in Monday's game vs. the Bucks.
Harden is an iron man who does not like to miss games. Ever. This is why it's not much of a surprise that one of the league's most durable players over the last four seasons will give it a go.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter