The trade sending small forward Corey Brewer from the Timberwolves to the Rockets has a third team involved, with Ronny Turiaf and a second-round pick heading to the 76ers and point guard Alexey Shved moving to the Rockets, Yahoo! Sports reports. The Rockets are primed to pick up Brewer and Shved, with Rockets shooting guard Troy Daniels heading to Minnesota and Turiaf moving to the 76ers. The Rockets had agreed to send two second-round picks to the Timberwolves as well, but one of those picks will head to Philadelphia as part of the deal. The Rockets will release guard Francisco Garcia in a corresponding move, Yahoo! Sports reports. He has averaged 3.2 points on 27 percent shooting in 14 games but has battled an ankle issue in recent weeks.
Rockets guard Isaiah Canaan and forward Kostas Papanikolaou have been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets. Francisco Garcia and Terrence Jones will be out. Canaan, who was able to return to practice Monday, has missed the Rockets last nine games with an ankle injury, while Papanikolaou has missed the last four with a knee injury.
Rockets guard Trevor Ariza has been listed as probable for Saturday's game against the Nuggets, despite nursing a bruised right knee, reports the Houston Chronicle. Ariza is averaging 14.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists through 22 games played. His big man, Dwight Howard (knee) was also upgraded to probable. Meanwhile, Isaiah Canaan (ankle), Francisco Garcia (ankle), Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) and Terrence Jones (knee) will remain sidelined against Denver.
The Rockets will be without Isaiah Canaan, Francisco Garcia, Kostas Papanikolaou and Terrence Jones for Saturday's game against the Nuggets. Canaan was hoping to play Saturday, but has been ruled out with an ankle injury. Garcia is also dealing with an ankle injury. Papanikolaou and Jones are still expected to miss a bit more time.
Rockets guards Isaiah Canaan (ankle) and Francisco Garcia (ankle) will not play Thursday against the Kings, the Houston Chronicle reports. Canaan and Garcia join Dwight Howard (knee), Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) and Terrence Jones (knee) on the sidelines. James Harden and Joey Dorsey also appear on the team's injury report but neither will miss Thursday's game.
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