Team RankingPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southwest Division106.5 (1st)106.4 (4th)
Western Conference4th11th
NBA4th25th

Schedule

10:30 pm EDT
Wed Oct 26
at LAL
8:30 pm EDT
Fri Oct 28
at DAL
8:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 30
DAL
7:00 pm EDT
Tue Nov 1
at CLE
7:30 pm EDT
Wed Nov 2
at NY

Standings

WEST
Southwest
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Dallas0-00-0
Houston0-00-0
Memphis0-00-0
San Antonio0-00-0
New Orleans0-00-0
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Rockets' Clint Capela: Not guaranteed starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Capela will have to fend off Nene Hilario for the Rockets' starting center position, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

With Dwight Howard heading to Atlanta, Capela was instantly considered a lock to take over his role. However, Nene Hilario was brought in on a one-year contract this offseason and will have a chance to stake his claim in the matter. While Hilario legitimately has a chance to start, Capela is likely the leader still with the preseason approaching, and at age 22, compared to Hilario at age 34, Capela should have the fresher legs and the ability to take on a larger allotment of minutes.

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Rockets' Nene Hilario: Expects to compete for starter's role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hilario will compete with Clint Capela for the Rockets' starting center position, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Coming into training camp, it appeared to be a foregone conclusion that third-year center Clint Capela would take on a starter's role with Dwight Howard now in Atlanta. However, Hilario, a 12-year NBA veteran, has apparently started camp in impressive fashion and will have an opportunity to claim a starter's role. Whether he's in the starting lineup or not, the 34-year-old Hilario still likely won't be relied upon for extended minutes throughout the season, so Capela would have a significant role off the bench if that were the case. We should get a clearer indication of who has the leg once preseason games begin.

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Rockets' Patrick Beverley: Expected to remain in starting five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Beverley, who was cleared for full practice Tuesday, is expected to remain in the starting lineup to begin the season, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Coach Mike D'Antoni raised some eyebrows at Monday's media day when he intimated that James Harden would often function as the Rockets' point guard, which led to speculation that Beverley could be moved into a bench role. It doesn't look like that will be the case, however, as D'Antoni clarified Tuesday that still envisions Harden and Beverley sharing the backcourt. "Oh yeah, yeah, oh yeah," D'Antoni said. "[Beverley] can play off the ball, on the ball. He's a great defensive player so there's a lot of spots he can play." Beverley has served as the Rockets' primary starting point guard for the last three seasons, though Harden is often the one tasked with initiating offense and handling the ball in transition. Even under a new coaching regime, that's not likely to change this season, though the addition of free agent Eric Gordon threatens to cut into Beverley's workload.

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Rockets' Patrick Beverley: Practices fully Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Beverley (foot) put in a full practice Tuesday, Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com reports.

Beverley had been limited due to a cut on his foot, but he returned to practicing at full speed Tuesday and should be considered healthy going forward. As of now, Beverley is penciled into the Rockets' starting lineup at point guard, though new coach Mike D'Antoni noted Monday that James Harden is expected to see plenty of time initiating the offense. What that means for Beverley remains to be seen, but he still figures to hold a prominent role as the team's undisputed best backcourt defender.

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Rockets' Patrick Beverley: Dealing with foot laceration
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Beverley is dealing with a cut on his foot and will be limited at Sunday's practice, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Beverley was held out of the afternoon portion of Saturday's practice as a result of the injury, and while he'll face some restrictions Sunday, he's still expected to take part in some drills. The Rockets have called Beverley's injury minor, but the point guard could be cleared for full practice as soon as Monday. There shouldn't be much concern about Beverley's injury lingering throughout training camp. Beverley is slated to open the upcoming season as the team's starting point guard again, but he remains more of a defensive and three-point specialist and will cede primary scoring and play-making responsibilities to James Harden.

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2015-16 Team Leaders
PPGJames Harden , SG29
RPGDwight Howard , C11.8
APGJames Harden , SG7.5
FG%Dwight Howard , C62
FT%James Harden , SG86
3P%Patrick Beverley , PG40
BLOCKSDwight Howard , C113
STEALSTrevor Ariza , SG160
MPGJames Harden , SG38.1
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