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Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Canaan was optioned back to Rio Grande Valley of the D-League on Saturday.
Impact: Along with teammate Robert Covington, Canaan will likely continue to move back and forth between the Vipers and Rockets for the duration of Rio Grande Valley's playoff run. The Rockets are simply providing Canaan an opportunity to log some major minutes, as he'll rarely see the floor in the NBA playoffs.
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Covington has been optioned back to Rio Grande Valley of the D-League.
Impact: Covington will once again head back to the D-League, enabling him to join the Vipers for Saturday's playoff game against the Santa Cruz Warriors. He'll likely rejoin the Rockets on Sunday for Game 1 versus the Blazers. While Covington is one of Rio Grande Valley's top players -- he was named D-League Rookie of the Year on Saturday -- chances are he won't see the floor in the NBA postseason.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Canaan was recalled from Rio Grande Valley of the D-League on Friday.
Impact: Canaan was sent down to the D-League earlier in the week to participate in Rio Grande Valley's playoff run. He scored 35 points in Monday's series-clinching quarterfinal and led the Vipers with 25 points in Thursday's Game 1 semifinal loss to Santa Cruz.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Covington was recalled from Rio Grande Valley of the D-League on Friday.
Impact: Covington was sent back down to the D-League earlier in the week, allowing him to play in the Vipers' semifinal matchup Thursday. Covington scored nine points and added seven boards in a loss to Santa Cruz.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lin was listed as a DNP-Rest in the official box score for Wednesday's regular season finale against the Pelicans.
Impact: Lin got Wednesday off to rest up for the playoffs. With Patrick Beverley healthy and in the starting lineup, Lin will likely play the role of sixth man throughout the playoffs.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Asik was officially listed as a DNP-CD for Wednesday's regular season finale against the Pelicans.
Impact: Asik was likely given the game off to rest for the playoffs. He will likely only get a reserve role off of the bench for as long as Dwight Howard is healthy.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Daniels scored 22 points (8-16 FG, 6-11 3Pt) to go with five assists in 44 starting minutes against New Orleans on Wednesday.
Impact: Daniels, a D-League call-up over the weekend, slotted into Houston's starting shooting guard position with James Harden being rested. To his credit, Daniels took advantage of the opportunity by catching fire offensively, evidenced by a healthy six three-pointers. On the last day of the regular season, a story like Daniels' is great to see.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Garcia will not play Wednesday against the Pelicans, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Garcia will rest along with several other Rockets regulars and finish out the season with averages of 5.7 points and 2.2 rebounds while shooting 40.1 percent in 19.7 minutes per game.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Casspi will start Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: With Parsons being held out of the finale, Casspi will make his second start of the season. Casspi missed Monday's game due to minor wrist/hip ailments but appears to have recovered.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Daniels will get the start Wednesday against the Pelicans, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: With James Harden resting, Daniels will make his first NBA start since being recalled from Rio Grande Valley of the D-League on Saturday.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Kevin McHale says that Parsons will not play in Wednesday regular season finale against the Pelicans in order to rest for the playoffs, the Rockets' official twitter reports.
Impact: With a playoff spot all locked up, the Rockets will rest both Parsons and James Harden Wednesday. Expect the likes of Francisco Garcia, Jordan Hamilton, and Omri Casspi to get extended minutes in their absence.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Harden (rest) will sit out the Rockets' regular season finale on Wednesday.
Impact: Harden will get a day off to prepare for the Rockets' playoff run. He will finish the 2013-14 regular season averaging 25.4 points, 6.1 assists and 4.7 boards in 38 minutes.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Powell completed his physical with the Rockets and signed his contract, Fox26 reports.
Impact: Powell is joining the team in New Orleans for their final game of the regular season Wednesday. He was signed to serve as bench depth as a replacement for Greg Smith, whom was waived last week and originally replaced by Dexter Pittman. While Powell is eligible to play in the playoffs, we'd be surprise if he saw time in anything other than a blowout.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Powell will join the Rockets once he completes his physical, FOX Sports reports. He received clearance from FIBA and will sign a deal soon.
Impact: Powell's last stint in the NBA was with the Hawks back in 2010-2011, where he averaged 4.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game. The Rockets are likely adding him for depth, in case they need to rest Dwight Howard in blowout situations. Powell's unlikely to log major minutes and shouldn't be an asset from a fantasy perspective.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Garcia (undisclosed) logged 14 minutes Monday against the Spurs and contributed two points and three rebounds.
Impact: It's unclear why Garcia was forced to miss a game, but he managed to return Monday. Regardless, he doesn't have much fantasy impact as he averages just 5.7 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beverley (knee) had 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting in 36 minutes Monday.
Impact: Apparently his knee was feeling better as he was able to play most of the game. Don't be surprised if Beverley is limited in the season finale with home-court advantage locked up for the first round.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jones had 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting, 11 rebounds, an assists and two steals in 40 minutes Monday night.
Impact: The win secured first-round home court advantage for Houston in the playoffs, making Jones and his teammates more attractive picks in playoff pools.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howard scored 20 points (9-11 FG, 2-4 FT) and pulled down 17 rebounds in 31 minutes Monday versus the Spurs.
Impact: Howard looked like his normal self, which is a great sign for Houston with the playoffs starting in just a few days. Owners who were hurt by the center's absence for the last two weeks can at least take solace in this performance.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Parsons (hip) scored 21 points (7-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-7 FT), while adding seven rebounds and four assists in 40 minutes Monday against the Spurs.
Impact: Following a one-game absence due to sore hip, Parsons looked sharp in the Rockets' win. The forward didn't miss a beat, continuing his strong month, one in which he's averaging 19.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Parsons has stepped it up when it matters most for owners.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beverley (knee) will play and get the start Monday against the Spurs.
Impact: Beverley was seen clutching his knee at the very end of Saturday's game but can't be ailing too much, if he's starting Monday with the Rockets locked into a playoff spot. Deploy him as usual.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Parsons (hip) will play and get the start Monday against the Spurs.
Impact: Look for Parsons to see his typical run Monday, as the Rockets will get a nice opportunity for a pre-postseason tuneup against the No. 1 seeded Spurs.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Garcia (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision Monday against the Spurs.
Impact: Garcia isn't a great option, so regardless of whether he plays or not, owners should look elsewhere for production in most formats.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Parsons (hip) will be a game-time decision Monday against the Spurs.
Impact: Parsons missed Saturday's game with the sore hip, and while he said he intends to play Monday, that decision has not yet been made.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Covington has been assigned to Rio Grande Valley of the NBA's D-League on Monday, the Rocket's official site reports.
Impact: Covington was recalled from Rio Grande Valley on Saturday to fill in as the Rockets chose to rest some of their starters. However, Covington didn't see the floor. In six appearances with the Rockets this season, Covington averaged just 2.7 points and 0.7 rebounds per game.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Canaan has been sent down to Rio Grande Valley of the D-League, the Rocket's official site reports.
Impact: Canaan was recalled from the D-League on February 21 and had some decent minutes in April with Patrick Beverly sidelined. Throughout his 21 games in the NBA this season, Canaan averaged just 4.7 points, 1.1 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Garcia, who didn't play Saturday night, participated in Monday morning's shootaround, Mark Berman of FOX 26 reports.
Impact: Garcia isn't a high-impact fantasy guy, but he appears to be in line to return to the lineup Monday. His 24 minutes per game in April is his highest of any month this season, but that hasn't necessarily translated to increased production.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Parsons reported continued soreness in his hip but intends to suit up Monday versus the Spurs, the Rockets' official site reports.
Impact: Given what's at stake -- home-court advantage in the first round -- Parsons will seemingly gut it out for the honor of hosting the Blazers. His standard from the five outings prior to Saturday's DNP, though, will be difficult to match: 20 points (on 46.6 percent shooting), five assists, 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 threes, and 2.2 steals in 36.2 minutes per game.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pittman is expected to be released by the Rockets, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Pittman was signed by the Rockets on Thursday, but oddly was not present at Houston's Saturday night game. Now, it appears he'll never actually suit up for the team, making his signing even more strange. Nonetheless, Pittman wasn't expected to achieve fantasy relevancy.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: A sore wrist and hip caused Parsons to miss Houston's victory over New Orleans on Saturday night.
Impact: The small forward is hopeful to return for the team's final two regular season games and be fully healthy for the playoffs.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Harden had 33 points and 13 assists, helping Houston rally to a 111-104 win over New Orleans. The win helped preserve the Rockets place as the fourth seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
Impact: With injuries all around him in the Houston lineup, Harden has stepped up and been unstoppable of late. He has scored 30 or more points in five of the team's last six games.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Canaan didn't play in the Rockets' win Saturday with starting point guard Patrick Beverley (knee) returning.
Impact: Beverley was seen holding his knee at the end of the game and if it causes him to miss any time, Canaan may retain some of his deep league value.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Casspi started at small forward in place of Chandler Parsons (wrist, hip), scoring only two points (0-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with six rebounds and an assist in 22 minutes Saturday against the Pelicans.
Impact: Casspi has limited value and, even with Parsons out, could only manage 22 minutes. Additionally, Casspi hasn't scored in double digits since Mar. 1.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Asik returned to his more familiar bench role in Saturday's win over the Pelicans with Dwight Howard back in the fold. The former scored nine points (2-2 FG, 5-8 FT) with eight rebounds and a block in 19 minutes.
Impact: Asik's stretch of eight straight games with double-digit rebounds came to a halt with Dwight Howard's return. Expect Asik's value to take a dramatic hit, as he probably only retains value in deeper leagues.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beverley returned from his torn meniscus Saturday versus the Pelicans but was seen clutching his knee at the very end of the game. Nonetheless, he scored 20 points (6-12 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with three rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 33 minutes.
Impact: Assuming the knee issue that caused Beverley to be subbed out at the end of the contest isn't a major concern, he should have decent value in the steal, three-pointer and assist categories for the last few days of the season. Keep an eye on any updates regarding the status of his knee.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howard (ankle) returned to his familiar starting role after missing the last eight games, scoring 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-8 FT), grabbing six rebounds and blocking two shots in 29 minutes.
Impact: Howard's return likely spells the end for Omer Asik's big run and relegates him to deep league relevance only. Expect Howard to be back to himself for the season's final games.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Daniels was recalled from Rio Grande Valley of the NBA's D-League on Saturday, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: The Rockets intend to provide strategic rest for rotation regulars, which should result in some work for Daniels. In a similar scenario Wednesday, he managed 12 points (4-6 3Pt) and two rebounds in 11 minutes.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Covington was recalled from Rio Grande Valley of the NBA's D-League on Saturday, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: As the Rockets embark upon strategic rest for primary members of the rotation, Covington should earn some run Saturday, as he did Wednesday, when he recorded five points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt), two rebounds, and one steal in 11 minutes.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beverley (knee) will play Saturday against the Pelicans, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Beverley hasn't played in eight straight games since hurting his knee. He may play limited minutes but will start ahead of Jeremy Lin.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howard (ankle) will play Saturday against the Pelicans, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: After missing eight straight games, Howard's minutes may be limited off the bat, providing Omer Asik with some lingering value.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Parsons (wrist/hip) won't play Saturday against Pelicans, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: The Rockets get Patrick Beverley (knee) and Dwight Howard (ankle) back, but they won't be fully present with Parsons out. Jordan Hamilton could start at small forward.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Parsons finished with 27 points in a 112-110 loss at Minnesota on Friday.
Impact: He's averaging 20.5 points over his last eight games.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Harden scored a game-high 33 points (7-14 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 15-19 FT) and added 10 assists, eight rebounds, and six steals in 46 minutes against the Timberwolves.
Impact: Harden is an elite fantasy performer, but this game was strong even by his own lofty standards. Harden remains a top 10 fantasy option, and should continue to be used accordingly.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Asik grabbed 15 rebounds in 24 minutes against the Timberwolves on Friday. He also scored nine points (3-7 FG, 3-4 FT) and blocked two shots.
Impact: Asik has now grabbed double-digit rebounds in eight-straight games. Dwight Howard seems to be nearing a return to action, which would hurt Asik's value, but as long as Howard remains sidelined, Asik remains a strong play at center.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howard (ankle) will miss Friday's game against Minnesota, the Rockets' official Twitter account reports.
Impact: Howard appears to be on the verge of returning from his ankle injury, with Saturday versus the Pelicans a likely possibility. While Omer Asik will get an eighth consecutive start Friday, that streak shouldn't last much longer since Howard is expected to be back in the next couple games.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beverley (knee) will not play Friday versus Minnesota, the Rockets' official Twitter account reports.
Impact: Beverley is apparently edging closer to a return from the torn meniscus he suffered Mar. 27. Although he won't play Friday, the hard-nosed defender has stated he intends on playing before the playoffs. With that in mind, Beverley's status should be monitored on a day-to-day basis, but Jeremy Lin should continue to start for the time being.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pittman signed with the Rockets on Thursday, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Because Dwight Howard's ankle continues to ail him, the Rockets have made the decision to jettison the promising Greg Smith, who dealt with a knee concern and eventually underwent arthroscopic surgery on Feb. 26, and bring in a healthy center. In 28 outings with Austin of the NBA's D-League this season, Pittman averaged 11.3 points (on 55.6 percent shooting), 6.8 rebounds, and 2.3 swats in 20.6 minutes.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Daniels scored 12 points (4-6 FG, 4-6 3Pt) and had two rebounds in 11 minutes against Denver on Wednesday night.
Impact: Daniels had only played in two other games all year long. He was red-hot from outside, but considering the Rockets were on the back end of a back-to-back, they emptied out the bench and Daniels just happened to make the most of it. He'll go back to being the 12th man tomorrow.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton scored 11 points (4-9 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and grabbed eight rebounds in 30 minutes against Denver on Wednesday night.
Impact: On the back end of a back-to-back, the Rockets reserves saw plenty of action, but Hamilton made the most of it and almost picked up a double-double. He had played just 25 minutes in his previous six games. He probably won't see this kind of time again this year.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Motiejunas played a season-high 30 minutes and scored 11 points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and grabbed four rebounds against Denver on Wednesday night.
Impact: It's increased playing time, but it's probably not going to last. With Houston on the back-end of a back-to-back (both of which were high tempo) the Rockets limited all of their starters for most of the night on Wednesday.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Starting in place of Dwight Howard (ankle), Asik pulled down another double-double with 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-2 FT) and 12 rebounds in 24 minutes against Denver on Wednesday night.
Impact: That's three-straight double-doubles and seven-straight games with at least 10 rebounds for Asik. Howard should be back any day now, which will really diminish Asik's value. But until that happens, it's worth riding Asik for the rebounds alone.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Parsons will start Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: The Rockets opted not to give their starters the night off, as was previously speculated, so Parsons will start in his normal small forward role.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jones is in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Nuggets, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: The Rockets were reportedly considering giving some of their starters the night off but have decided not to do so. Jones will start at power forward alongside Omer Asik and Chandler Parsons.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Harden is in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Nuggets, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Reports surfaced earlier Wednesday suggesting Houston could rest some of its starters, but that will not be the case, as the team will roll out the same starting five as last game. Dwight Howard (ankle) and Patrick Beverley (knee) remain out, however.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Asik will continue to start in place of Dwight Howard (ankle), the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: With Howard again sitting out Wednesday, Asik will remain in the starting lineup at center. In Tuesday's high-scoring victory over the Lakers, Asik put up 10 points (4-7 FG) to go with 15 rebounds in 24 minutes.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howard (ankle) will not play Wednesday versus the Nuggets, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Howard was initially listed as "we'll see" by the Rockets, but it turns out he'll remain sidelined for the seventh straight game. The big man is dealing with an ankle injury, and Houston certainly won't take any chances with his health as the playoffs loom. Omer Asik will continue to start at center.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lin could be given the day off on Wednesday in Denver, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: As the Rockets are essentially locked into the four seed in the playoffs, head coach Kevin McHale may choose to rest some starters on Wednesday. With Wednesday's game being the second of a back-to-back and the team not arriving in Denver until 4:15 am this morning, Lin and the other starters could get the day off. There won't be any minutes restrictions on players; they will either play in full capacity or not play at all, so make sure to check if Lin is in the starting lineup on Wednesday.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jones could be given the day off on Wednesday in Denver, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: As the Rockets are essentially locked into the four seed in the playoffs, head coach Kevin McHale may choose to rest some starters on Wednesday. With Wednesday's game being the second of a back-to-back and the team not arriving in Denver until 4:15 am this morning, Jones and the other starters could get the day off. There won't be any minutes restrictions on players; they will either play in full capacity or not play at all, so make sure to check if Jones is in the starting lineup on Wednesday.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Parsons could be given the day off to rest on Wednesday in Denver, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: As the Rockets are essentially locked into the four seed in the playoffs, head coach Kevin McHale may choose to rest some starters on Wednesday. With Wednesday's game being the second of a back-to-back and the team not arriving in Denver until 4:15 am this morning, Parsons and the other starters could get the day off. There won't be any minutes restrictions on players; they will either play in full capacity or not play at all, so make sure to check if Parsons is in the starting lineup on Wednesday.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Harden could possibly be given the day off on Wednesday in Denver, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Harden may be a prime candidate for the Rockets to rest on Wednesday, especially being the second game of a back-to-back. As the Rockets are essentially locked into the four seed in the playoffs, head coach Kevin McHale may choose to rest some starters. There won't be any minutes restrictions on players; they will either play in full capacity or not play at all, so make sure to check if Harden is in the starting lineup on Wednesday.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Rockets have recalled Daniels from the D-League, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Daniels will be available for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, and he may see some time on the court as the Rockets' may rest one or two regulars.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Rockets have recalled Covington from the D-League, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Covington will be available for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, and he may see some minutes on the court as the Rockets plan to rest some regular players.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Jones scored 33 points apiece, and the Houston Rockets kept up their playoff push with their third straight victory, 145-130 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
Impact: The Houston forward was quite dominant down low, going 13 of 18 from the field while only attempting one 3-pointer.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Harden scored 33 points and handed out 12 assists, leading the way for Houston in the team's 145-130 win versus the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
Impact: Harden, an LA native, thrived against the Lakers this season, averaging 33.8 points on 53.8 percent shooting in the team's four games.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jones dropped 33 points (13-18 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 6-8 FT) on the Lakers on Tuesday. He also added seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 33 minutes.
Impact: Jones hardly saw any defense as he found his way to the hoop for easy looks all night against the Lakers. He's averaging 11.7 points on the season, so his explosion Tuesday is probably more a case of an easy match-up than anything else.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Harden scored 33 points (10-15 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 10-11 FT) to go with three rebounds, 12 assists and a block in 32 minutes as the Rockets destroyed the Lakers on Tuesday.
Impact: Harden has picked up the offensive slack with Dwight Howard (ankle) out. Over his past five games, Harden is averaging 31.2 points, 2.8 three-pointers, 4.6 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 2.0 steals.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beverley (knee) is unlikely to return Wednesday against the Nuggets, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Beverley has been dealing with a torn meniscus in his knee, and it appears he still isn't close to returning. Jeremy Lin should continue to start in his place.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howard (ankle) could return Wednesday against the Nuggets, the Houston Chronicle reports. Kevin McHale called Howard a "we'll see" status for the game.
Impact: This news brings on a semi-positive note regarding Howard, as McHale didn't dismiss the possibility of his return. It appears Howard will play sometime this week, so owners will just have to hope for good news as the time comes.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beverley (knee) will not play Tuesday against the Lakers, the Rockets' official site reports.
Impact: There is not yet a timetable for Beverley's return to the lineup, but it is expected to be before the playoffs. Nonetheless, it may be a good idea for fantasy owners to look at other options for the remainder of the season.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Kevin McHale confirmed that Howard will not play Tuesday against the Lakers, the Rockets' official site reports.
Impact: Howard is close to a return to the court, but it will not be Tuesday. It is possible that he will be able to return Wednesday against the Nuggets, but at this point Friday against the Timberwolves seems more likely.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howard is getting closer to a return from an ankle injury, but his comeback is not likely to happen Tuesday night against the Lakers, ESPN reports.
Impact: If Howard does not play Tuesday, it seems likely that he would return either Wednesday against the Nuggets or Friday against the Timberwolves. He has already come out and said that if it were the playoffs, he would be playing, but both he and the team are being cautious.
Sun. Apr 6, 2014 | STATS
News: James Harden had 32 points to lift Houston to a 130-125 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night.
Impact: Harden hit the game's biggest shot, sinking a 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game at 117.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Asik played 43 minutes starting for Dwight Howard (ankle) against the Nuggets Sunday. He scored 18 points (6-11 FG, 6-11 FT) to supplement 23 rebounds, one assist, three steals, and three blocks.
Impact: With Howard out, Asik grabbed 23 rebounds for the second time in four games. In addition to making Rockets' General Manager Daryl Morey look brilliant for holding onto Asik all season, Asik is also helping fantasy managers who were able to profit off of this stretch to look pretty smart themselves. As long as Dwight Howard remains out, Asik is a must-own for any manager in need of rebounds. And with the Rockets' playoff spot secured, that could mean Asik will continue to have standard league value through the end of the regular season.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | STATS
News: Versus Brooklyn on Tuesday, Harden struggled from the field, making just 4 of 10 shots. He was much more efficient from the free throw line, going 16 of 16. It was in a losing cause, however, as Houston lost 105-96.
Impact: Harden is playing well, averaging 30.4 points over the team's last five games. He's also shooting 91.1 percent from the stripe in that time.