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Top Fred VanVleet News
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Hits for 20 in Sunday's loss
VanVleet ended Sunday's 123-110 loss to the Thunder with 20 points (7-16 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 38 minutes.
The veteran point guard missed five games in early February due to an adductor strain, but VanVleet appears to be healthy now. He's scored at least 20 points in back-to-back contests, and in three games since his return to the court, he's gone 12-for-30 (40.0 percent) from beyond the arc while nabbing five total steals.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Poor numbers in return
VanVleet (adductor) tallied seven points (2-8 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six assists, three rebounds and two steals across 30 minutes Thursday in the Rockets' 127-105 loss to the Pelicans.
Making his return from a five-game absence due to a left adductor strain, VanVleet wasn't on a specific playing-time restriction but ended up seeing six fewer minutes than his season-long average due in large part to the blowout. He wasn't especially productive during his time on the court, but he still finished as Houston's leading assist man and should see his numbers improve as the adductor injury fades further in the rear-view mirror. According to Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle, VanVleet already said before Thursday's game that he plans on playing in both ends of the back-to-back set, so he should be back on the court Friday versus the Suns.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Will play Thursday
VanVleet (groin) says he will play in Thursday's game against the Pelicans, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.
VanVleet has been sidelined since Feb. 4, but the All-Star break allowed his adductor injury to get ample rest. There's no word of any restrictions yet, but the Rockets are likely to monitor him closely in his first game back. With VanVleet returning, Amen Thompson is likely to see a decreased role.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Out through All-Star break
VanVleet (groin) will not play in Wednesday's game against Memphis and will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.
VanVleet's next opportunity to take the court will come Feb. 22 against New Orleans. The 29-year-old is dealing with a left adductor strain, which has resulted in Amen Thompson and Aaron Holiday receiving increased usage. VanVleet had missed just two contests prior to his ongoing absence, and he's on track for his third consecutive campaign of at least 65 games played, with the All-Star break coming at an opportune time for him to heal.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Likely out next four contests
VanVleet (adductor) is expected to be out for another week before potentially making his return to action Feb. 14 in Memphis, Matt Thomas of SportsTalk 790 Houston reports.
VanVleet has already been ruled out from Tuesday's contest against Indiana due to a left adductor strain and is expected to miss additional contests to follow. Amen Thompson and Jalen Green are likely to serve as the Rockets' primary creators out of the backcourt while VanVleet is sidelined, and Aaron Holiday and Cam Whitmore could also see some increased run off the bench in the short term.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Out with adductor strain
VanVleet has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Pacers due to a left adductor strain, and he's without a clear timeline for a return, Ben DuBose of USA Today reports.
Depending on the severity, the injury could keep VanVleet out for weeks, but he'll be considered day-to-day until the team releases an official update. In VanVleet's absence Tuesday, Amen Thompson, Aaron Holiday and Cam Whitmore could all see increased run. Additionally, Jalen Green will presumably take over as the primary playmaker out of the backcourt.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Held to 11 points
VanVleet logged 11 points (4-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, one assist, four blocks and two steals over 32 minutes during Sunday's 111-90 loss to Minnesota.
VanVleet is in the midst of his worst stretch of the season. The Rockets are 2-3 over their past five games, and VanVleet has shot 39.1 percent from the field in that stretch with averages of 10.6 points, 6.8 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.4 three-pointers.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Career-high six blocks Friday
VanVleet closed Friday's 138-104 victory over the Hornets with 14 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, three assists, six blocks and one steal over 30 minutes.
The 6-foot guard out of Wichita State continues to play like a defensive big man as of late and has recorded three or more blocks in each of his last three appearances. He hasn't been as productive from a scoring standpoint lately, and his three assists Friday were his lowest output since Dec. 23 against the Pelicans, but VanVleet continues to make an impact outside of the scoring column. He's averaging 16.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 7.8 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.0 steals over 35.4 minutes per game in January.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: All-around performance in OT loss
VanVleet closed with 18 points (8-17 FG, 2-10 3Pt), six rebounds, seven assists, three blocks and three steals across 46 minutes during Wednesday's 137-131 overtime loss to Portland.
Despite being listed at 6-foot-0, VanVleet has now registered three blocks in back-to-back contests. His efficiency from three-point range is of some concern, as he's shot just 20 percent from beyond the arc over his last two games. VanVleet is averaging 16.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 8.3 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals over 35.8 minutes per game in January.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Set to play against Portland
VanVleet (back) is available for Wednesday's game versus the Trail Blazers.
VanVleet will return to action Wednesday after missing Houston's previous contest with lower-back soreness. The 29-year-old point guard is averaging 15.0 points, 8.6 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 34.8 minutes across his last five appearances.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Likely to return Wednesday
Rockets head coach Ime Udoka said VanVleet (back) practiced Tuesday and is expected to be available for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers, Coty M. Davis of SI.com reports.
VanVleet missed just his second game of the season in Sunday's loss to the Celtics due to lower-back soreness, but his ability to practice Tuesday suggests that he won't be in store for further absences. The Rockets will release their updated injury report later Tuesday, when it will be known whether VanVleet carries a designation into Wednesday's contest or is cleared in advance of game day.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Out Sunday with back injury
VanVleet has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against Boston due to lower-back tightness.
VanVleet logged a full 34-minute workload in Saturday's overtime win over Utah and wasn't known to be nursing an injury, but he'll nonetheless sit out for just the second time all season Sunday in the second leg of a back-to-back set. He joins an injury-riddled cast of Rockets, including Jabari Smith (ankle), Tari Eason (lower leg), Jeff Green (calf) and Reggie Bullock (back), so Aaron Holiday, Cam Whitmore, Amen Thompson and Jae'Sean Tate are all poised to take on heightened roles out of the backcourt and on the wing.s... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Strong play continues
VanVleet contributed 18 points (8-19 FG, 2-10 3Pt), five rebounds, seven assists, three blocks and one steal across 34 minutes before fouling out of Saturday's 127-126 overtime win over the Jazz.
VanVleet's path to points marked an inverse of his typical production, as he entered Saturday's contest canning 39.4 percent of 7.9 threes per game while simultaneously grading as the worst rim finisher (39.0 percent) in the league among all players with at least 100 shots of the basket. Unique scoring performance aside, the 29-year-old continued an excellent streak of facilitation that has led to a 53:6 AST:TO over his last six games.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Notches double-double vs. Knicks
VanVleet finished Wednesday's 109-94 loss to the Knicks with 24 points (8-19 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds, 12 assists and one block over 41 minutes.
VanVleet was responsible for 12 of the Rockets' 23 assists Wednesday. It was the fourth time he's registered a double-double in January and the 15th time he's reached that mark this season. VanVleet is averaging 15.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting (including 41.1 percent from three), 3.0 rebounds, 8.1 assists and 1.4 blocks over 34.3 minutes per game in January.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Double-double against Detroit
VanVleet ended Friday's 112-110 victory over the Pistons with 20 points (7-15 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, 12 assists, two blocks and two steals across 43 minutes.
The veteran point guard made sure the Rockets weren't going to lose to the NBA's worst team, scoring 17 of his 20 points in the second half. VanVleet already has a career-high 14 double-doubles on the season, and his 8.6 assists per game through 36 contests would also be a personal best if he can keep it up.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Goes for 32 points Monday
VanVleet finished Monday's 120-113 loss to the Heat with 32 points (10-22 FG, 7-14 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five rebounds, seven assists and two blocks over 39 minutes.
VanVleet finished just one point shy of tying his best output of the season, and the veteran floor general continues to make an impact as a reliable scoring weapon without stealing touches from other performers on an up-and-coming Houston team. VanVleet had a subpar start to the season from a scoring perspective, but he seems to be trending in the right direction of late with averages of 17.0 points per game across his last 10 outings. That said, he's still far from the numbers he was putting up during his Toronto days -- he averaged over 19.0 points per game in his last three seasons with the Raptors before signing with Houston last offseason.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Posts double-double
VanVleet finished Wednesday's 112-101 win over the Nets with 21 points (7-9 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, 10 assists and two blocks in 36 minutes.
VanVleet was efficient from the field, and though he wasn't tasked with leading the offense in a game where Alperen Sengun had a massive performance, he still made his presence felt as a scorer and playmaker. VanVleet has four double-doubles over his last nine outings, a span in which he's averaging 19.6 points with 9.0 assists per game.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Strong double-double in loss
VanVleet logged 33 points (9-16 FG, 8-12 3Pt, 7-8 FT), three rebounds, 10 assists, one block and one steal over 43 minutes during Friday's 131-127 loss to the 76ers.
VanVleet delivered an impressive performance as a scorer and playmaker, though his efforts were not enough to lift the Rockets to a victory against one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. VanVleet has had some inconsistencies from time to time, but all things considered, he has provided a lift to the Rockets' backcourt. He has three double-doubles over his last seven contests.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Fred VanVleet: Just misses double-double Tuesday
VanVleet ended Tuesday's 123-117 loss to Indiana with 18 points (7-18 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, nine assists, one block and two steals across 40 minutes.
VanVleet struggled shooting the ball from deep again -- he's gone 4-for-19 (21.1 percent) from three-point range over his past three games -- but he otherwise played well in the close defeat. The point guard looked more like himself as a distributor, falling just one dime shy of a double-double after totaling just seven assists over his previous two contests. VanVleet's season stat line in his first season in Houston hasn't been much different than what fantasy managers had come to expect during the end of his tenure in Toronto. He's posting per-game averages of 17.1 points, 8.6 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 2.9 triples and 1.1 steals while shooting 39.3 percent from the field and 88.2 percent from the charity stripe through 27 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
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