January 16, 2020, 12:25 amRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook did all he could on Wednesday night, finishing with 31 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists and a steal, but came up short in the 117-107 loss to the Blazers.
Westbrook has the talent to post a triple-double at any moment. It was refreshing to see him up to his old tricks, as it had been over a month since his last triple-double. It's been a bumpy transition to the new team and Russ is only a top-60 player with half the season behind us.
January 13, 2020, 12:41 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook will sit out Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies and play on Wednesday against the Blazers.
Nothing out of the ordinary here as Westbrook has been getting ample rest on back-to-backs. Eric Gordon, Ben McLemore and Austin Rivers are the streaming options for Tuesday.
Source: Adam Spolane on Twitter
January 9, 2020, 11:52 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook led the Rockets in scoring on Thursday with 34 points on 14-of-26 shooting to go with two rebounds, five assists and a 3-pointer.
Westbrook was the only player that did anything noteworthy on the Rockets, as the whole team came out slow on both ends of the floor. The Brodie shot the ball well and continued to hit his free throws (5-for-6 FTs), which looks like something that will stick.
January 8, 2020, 6:08 pmEric GordonSG, Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon will start for Russell Westbrook (rest) on Wednesday against the Hawks.
This will be Gordon's fourth start of the season and he has the opportunity in front of him to produce a solid line on Wednesday. Gordon has been off the fantasy radar so far this season but could have some appeal in DFS with Westbrook out of the lineup.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
January 6, 2020, 12:25 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook will sit out the first half of the Rockets' upcoming back-to-back set on Wednesday.
Westbrook will suit up on Thursday against the Thunder, naturally. Houston only plays three times this week and while Westbrook is typically good enough to roll out even in a personal two-game week, you might want to at least consider your alternatives with 15 teams playing four games this week.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
December 28, 2019, 11:41 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook scored 23 points on Saturday to go with nine rebounds and seven assists.
Westbrook started off the season rocky but is a top-40 player in 9-cat the past month. His free throw percentage is .896 over that stretch and that is a great sign for his rest-of-season outlook.
December 27, 2019, 12:58 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook will play on Saturday against the Nets but sit out Sunday's game for rest purposes.
Saturday will be business as usual but the Rockets' other guards should get some more opportunity on Sunday, with Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers and Chris Clemons the names to target if you're streaming.
Source: Alykhan Bijani on Twitter
December 25, 2019, 8:28 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook hit just 11-of-32 shots (0-for-8 3PTs) in Wednesday's Christmas Day loss to the Warriors, finishing with 30 points to go with 12 boards and five assists.
The Rockets fell asleep on national TV and they don't have the depth to survive when one of their superstars goes cold like this, even to a team like the Warriors. James Harden was quiet with 24 points, six boards, 11 assists and three steals, and Danuel House added 18 points, five boards, five treys, one steal and one block in the loss.
December 24, 2019, 12:25 amRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook scored 22 points on 10-of-22 shooting (5-of-6 FTs) to go with seven rebounds, six assists, a steal and three 3-pointers on Monday.
Westbrook has been absolutely torching it in the efficiency department which is something that the B150 actually predicted. Ever since his dislocated finger healed, Westbrook's shooting, specifically his free throws (.780 on 6.5 attempts), has been money. All of the areas that could have been improved seem to be improving and if the last eight games (all above 20 points) are indicative of the future, owners are going to have a fun ride.
December 22, 2019, 12:05 amRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook was impressive yet again on Saturday, delivering a well-rounded line of 30 points (11-of-21 shooting), four rebounds, 10 assists, one 3-pointer, two steals and one block.
Westbrook is trending up lately, providing top-35 value over the last week in 9-cat. He's not yet close to his full upside potential, but has only been slowed by his 5.7 turnovers per game. Filter those out and Russ becomes a top-12 stud in the realm of 8-cat scoring formats.
December 20, 2019, 1:22 amRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook carried the Rockets throughout most of their 122-117 win over the Clippers on Thursday, scoring 40 points on 13-of-31 shooting with 10 rebounds, five assists, a steal and two 3-pointers.
Westbrook was the main reason for the Rockets getting back into this game after being down 17 points, but due to his hot shooting he attempted some low percentage shots. The free throw shooting (12-for-13) looks like it'll stick and Westbrook looks more comfortable with the Rockets with each passing game. All signs are pointing up for the Brodie.
December 18, 2019, 10:09 amRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
In his past five games, Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.0 points on 53.1 percent shooting, a turnaround that appears to be about generating and choosing better shots, as much as shooting more accurately.
“I think he’s getting to the rim more,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said, “getting to the rim and finishing.” The Rockets are 12-2 when Westbrook makes 43 percent or more of his shots, and 8-1 when he makes at least half his shots. Westbrook had said from the start that his move to the Rockets and his reunion with James Harden would require a season-long process. Cutting his attempts from the 3-point line from 5.4 per game to 4.2 in his past five games has definitely helped his efficiency and hopefully better days are ahead for him and the Rockets.
Source: Houston Chronicle
December 16, 2019, 10:48 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook's hot streak continued in Monday's 109-107 win over the Spurs, scoring 31 points on 11-of-25 shooting with 10 rebounds, four assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer.
Westbrook has been getting to the cup at will, but his 3-point shooting continues to drag efficient shooting nights down. He went 1-for-7 from deep which crushed any hopes of a strong shooting night. The good news is that he went 8-for-9 at the line and has really hit his stride there, hitting .759 of his foul shots on 6.0 attempts. That mark would be his highest since 2016-2017 and if he can keep it up, his value will head back towards the early mid-rounds. It's looking more like a trend than a fluke this year.
December 14, 2019, 2:15 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook will be rested for Saturday's game against the Pistons, as expected.
The Rockets will keep trying to manage Westbrook's load while Harden keeps on breaking meaningless records during the regular season. Westbrook himself had been a top 5 fantasy player over the last two weeks, but his improved play of late had been wholly dependent on hyperefficient shooting numbers from the field and the line. We know that's simply not Westbrook's game anymore. He'll win you as many categories as he'll lose and he remains a net negative fantasy asset despite the big numbers.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 13, 2019, 9:58 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook finished Friday's win over the Magic with 23 points (9-for-18 shooting), seven rebounds, six assists and one triple.
Westbrook seems to be finding his way in the Rockets offense over the last two weeks, and his free throw shooting (89%) is an especially welcome sight to see. He hit all four of his free throws again tonight and if he can maintain that going forward, it will help make up for the slight step back he's taking in rebounds and assists.