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Top Amen Thompson News
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Double-doubles off bench
Thompson had 15 points (6-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal across 33 minutes during Friday's 114-110 victory over Phoenix.
Thompson played off the bench for the second consecutive game with Fred VanVleet back in the starting lineup. Although he's expected to stay in a second-unit role if Houston's usual starters remain healthy, that doesn't mean Thompson can't be a player worth targeting in most fantasy formats, especially if he continues to post the numbers he's been delivering of late. The rookie has four double-doubles over his last seven appearances while averaging 13.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks per game since the beginning of February.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Scores 22 points off bench
Thompson chipped in 22 points (9-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-5 FT), five rebounds, four assists and three blocks across 28 minutes during Thursday's 127-105 loss to the Pelicans.
Thompson moved to the bench after starting in each of Houston's last five games before the All-Star break, but the move to the second unit didn't translate into a decline in production. Thompson has scored in double digits in five of his seven February appearances, a span in which he's averaging 13.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Moving back to bench
Rockets head coach Ime Udoka implied that Thompson will head to the bench for Thursday's game against the Pelicans, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.
With Fred VanVleet (adductor) getting a clean bill of health after missing the Rockets' last five games before the All-Star break, he'll take back his familiar spot in the starting five at point guard, resulting in Thompson being the odd man out. The rookie lottery pick showed well in his five-game run with the top unit, averaging 12.0 points, 11.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.8 blocks in 34.2 minutes while shooting 59.2 percent from the field. Thompson will see a steep reduction in playing time now that he's no longer starting, though his solid play as a replacement for VanVleet could at least earn him more minutes on the wing than he had been seeing before VanVleet's absence.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Double-double in Memphis
Thompson ended with 19 points (9-17 FG, 1-3 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals over 34 minutes before fouling out of Wednesday's 121-113 loss to the Grizzlies.
The rookie made his fifth straight start and produced his fifth double-double of the season, with three of them coming during that stretch. Thompson is flashing the upside expected of him when the Rockets made him the fourth overall pick in the 2023 Draft, and over the last eight contests he's averaging 12.1 points, 9.8 boards, 3.3 assists and 1.6 steals while shooting 58.1 percent from the floor.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Quintessential performance
Thompson ended Monday's 105-103 win over the Knicks with eight points (4-5 FG, 0-2 FT), 13 rebounds, five assists and five steals over 38 minutes.
Thompson's three-point stroke is still non-existent, but his vision, athleticism, and elite defensive anticipation overshadow his unrefined shooting. The rookie has a rare ability to impact the game without scoring, and his athleticism creates an excellent foundation for his offensive game to continue growing.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Shines as starting point guard
Thompson notched 13 points (6-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-4 FT), 13 rebounds, six assists and three blocks across 34 minutes during Tuesday's 132-129 loss to Indiana.
Thompson has made just two starts this season and has posted double-doubles in both contests, showing his ability to impact the game on both ends of the court regardless of his role. It remains to be seen if Fred VanVleet (thigh) will recover in time to face the Raptors on Friday, but if he doesn't, then Thompson would be in line for another start and possibly another stat-filling performance.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Gets starting nod
Thompson will enter the starting lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Pacers, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Thompson will replace Fred VanVleet (thigh) in the starting lineup Tuesday. The rookie guard recorded 15 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and one steal in 32 minutes during his only other starting appearance this season.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Career-best performance in win
Thompson contributed 19 points (9-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, one block and two steals in 24 minutes during Friday's 135-106 victory over Toronto.
The fourth overall pick in the 2023 Draft produced the best scoring effort of his young career, just two games after posting a goose egg in 12 minutes against the Lakers. Thompson's production remains somewhat erratic, but he has scored in double digits in six of the last 11 games, averaging 9.3 points, 6.3 boards, 2.7 assists and 1.5 steals over 19.0 minutes a contest during that stretch. His future remains bright, but Thompson's immediate fantasy value is still sketchy.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Minutes reduced in win
Thompson recorded zero points (0-1 FG), seven rebounds, three rebounds and one steal over 12 minutes in Monday's 135-119 win over the Lakers.
Thompson put up some decent numbers during his time on the floor, but he also committed five turnovers and came up empty in the scoring column. The 12 minutes in a game that devolved into a blowout is probably the most discouraging sign about Thompson's line, as the rookie lottery pick looks as though he'll be relegated to a minor role in the rotation now that Houston is at close to full strength. Thompson and fellow rookie Cam Whitmore (18 minutes) could be marginalized further once Tari Eason (lower leg) eventually makes his return.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Slides back to bench
Thompson won't start Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
As expected, Thompson will rejoin the reserves with Fred VanVleet back in action following a one-game absence. Even with VanVleet healthy, expect Thompson to handle a significant workload off the bench considering the Rockets are down Jabari Smith (ankle), Tari Eason (lower leg) and Jae'Sean Tate (wrist)... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Double-double with 14 boards
Thompson recorded 15 points (5-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 14 rebounds, five assists and one steal in 32 minutes during Sunday's 116-107 loss to the Celtics.
Thompson was active on the glass in what was the first start of his NBA career, and even though the Rockets came up short against the Celtics, Thompson showed strong qualities and above-average two-way instincts. His role in the short term will be tied to Fred VanVleet's availability, as the veteran guard was sidelined Sunday due to back soreness, meaning Thompson could remain in the starting lineup to face the Trail Blazers on Wednesday if VanVleet can't recover in time.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Set to start Sunday
Thompson is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Boston, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Thompson starts with Fred VanVleet sidelined due to back soreness. The rookie's defensive presence and playmaking will be tested against a formidable Boston lineup, getting the first start of his NBA career alongside Jalen Green, Dillon Brooks, Cam Whitmore and Alperen Sengun.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Double-doubles off bench
Thompson notched 10 points (3-10 FG, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals over 25 minutes during Saturday's 145-113 loss to the Celtics.
Thompson didn't have his best shooting performance, but he brought energy off the bench and showed glimpses of what he can do with extended minutes, crashing the glass with energy while contributing in peripheral categories. Even though he's a rookie with tons of potential, his fantasy upside in leagues outside of dynasty formats is minimal since he doesn't have a clear role in coach Ime Udoka's rotation at the moment.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Only 11 minutes in loss
Thompson closed Monday's 120-113 loss to the Heat with five points (1-2 FG, 3-3 FT), two rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 11 minutes.
Thompson has played double-digit minutes in nine of his last 10 appearances, averaging 5.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 16.5 minutes per game. An ankle sprain derailed the start of his rookie season, but he's back to full strength now and looking to make a consistent impact for a Houston squad that's exceeded expectations so far, sitting in eighth place in the Western Conference with an 18-17 record.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Just eight minutes in return
Thompson supplied two points (1-2 FG) and two rebounds across eight minutes during Wednesday's 134-127 loss to Atlanta.
Thompson returned to action after missing the past four games due to an illness. It's been a rough start for the rookie, as an ankle injury before the illness kept him sidelined for the majority of the campaign. His upside is clear, but it's hard to see him having any sustainable fantasy value this season.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Amen Thompson: Cleared to play
Thompson (illness) is available for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Thompson returned to action Dec. 11 following a 15-game absence due to an ankle sprain, totaling two points, five rebounds and an assist in 10 minutes during a win over San Antonio. However, the rookie proceeded to miss four straight games due to an illness following that matchup. Thompson figures to garner a minor bench role Wednesday, which will be just his sixth appearance this season.... See More ... See Less
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