Oliver notched 10 points (5-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 12 rebounds, three blocks and one assist in Sunday's 124-95 loss to the Hawks.
In only his fourth NBA game, Oliver recorded his first career double-double. The 24-year-old also performed well defensively, logging three blocks. The forward could be brought back to the Rockets next season, but he'll likely have a smaller role.
Oliver dropped 17 points (7-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-3 FT) and added two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 23 minutes Wednesday in the Rockets' 124-122 loss to the Lakers.
Houston's long injury list has played a large part in opening up minutes for Oliver, but the 24-year-old rookie is thus far making the most of his 10-day deal. Through two games, Oliver has tallied 30 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 42 minutes while shooting 60 percent from the field. The Rockets aren't expected to get many reinforcements, if any, among their injured players for the final two games of the season, so Oliver should continue to enjoy an elevated role off the bench.
Oliver will debut for Houston on Monday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Oliver is available to debut for Houston one day after signing a 10-day contract with the team. Coach Stephen Silas said that Oliver will be a part of the rotation, though it's unclear to what extent.
Oliver signed a 10-day contract with the Rockets on Saturday, Olgun Uluc of ESPN.com reports.
Oliver, who last played in Australia for the Cairns Taipans, will join Houston for the final four games of the season. The 6-foot-8 forward will likely see a bit of playing time with the team hoping to get a look at him as the season winds down.
Oliver will be out for the remainder of the season due to a right ankle injury, Adam Johnson of 2Ways10Days.com reports.
Oliver had to be stretchered off the court Tuesday. He'll finish the season averaging 15.5 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals across 26.6 minutes. In conjunction with the news about Oliver, the Blue Coats have acquired Lenjo Kilo from the player pool.
Oliver suffered a "serious" leg injury during Tuesday's game and had to be stretchered off the court, Adam Johnson of 2Ways10Days.com reports.
More information will presumably be available in the coming days. There's a strong chance Oliver will be out for an extended period of time.
Oliver finished Friday's loss to the Skyforce with 28 points (11-14 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 14 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks.
Friday's line was one of the more productive ones of the season for the big man, as Oliver has routinely thrown together double-doubles, but not with this type of explosive scoring. A 77.4 percent free throw percentage might be one of the best areas of improvement for Oliver in his second G League season, and despite his height (6-8), the 23-year-old makes for an intriguing fantasy play at the center position.
Oliver scored 15 points (6-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and registered 14 rebounds along with nine assists and a block across 33 minutes Saturday against Greensboro.
Oliver came within one assist of a triple-double, piecing together a stellar final line in a 108-86 victory over the Swarm. The 6-8 forward has been one of his team's top contributors this season, averaging 16.3 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists over 19 contests.
Oliver tallied 22 points (9-14 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, two steals, one assist and one blocked shot in the win Monday over the Blue.
Oliver was arguably the team's most efficient player Monday, posting a double-double while nearly leading the team in scoring. Oliver is shooting a putrid 28.2 percent from long distance, but that number will likely rise closer to his career average (34.6 percent) as the season progresses.
Oliver compiled 13 points, 15 rebounds, two assists and a block during the Tuesday win over the Charge.
Oliver came off the bench and posted a double-double, but it was his performance Saturday, where he scored 20 points against Raptors 905, that is particularly intriguing for a player of his size. Oliver will continue to come off the bench, but there's an opportunity for him to crack the starting lineup if he continues this level of play.
Oliver was waived by the Trail Blazers on Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Oliver was unable to prove enough to make the team's final roster. He'll look to continue his professional career elsewhere.
Oliver agreed to a training camp contract with the Trail Blazers on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Oliver signed with the Rockets as an undrafted free agent last year, but wound up fracturing his hand and was released prior to the season. After failing to receive much interest elsewhere, he decided to play in the G-League, where he took part in 29 games and averaged 10.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists across 24.1 minutes. The Trail Blazers want to get a closer look at him prior to the upcoming season and are now going to bring Oliver in for training camp. That said, they youngster has an uphill battle to make the final roster and could start the year in the G-League once again.
Oliver tallied 10 points (4-9 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 0-2 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one block off the bench during Wednesday's 118-112 loss at Windy City.
The 21-year-old narrowly missed a double-double Wednesday, needing only one more rebound. Through two different teams this season, Oliver is averaging 11.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per contest in his first season in the G-League.
Oliver (hand) was waived by the Rockets on Sunday, Mark Berman of Fox 26 reports.
Oliver suffered a fractured hand at the start of October and was set to miss at least another 2-to-4 weeks while going through the recovery process. That limited his chances of making an impression on the coaching staff, which subsequently led to his release. Oliver will need to make a full recovery before being considered by other teams elsewhere, and it wouldn't be surprising if he had to restore his value in the G-League eventually to shake off the rust and prove he has some value.
Oliver is dealing with a fractured right hand and will be reevaluated in four-to-six weeks, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
An undrafted free agent out of Nevada, this is yet another tough blow for his chances of sticking with the Rockets during the upcoming season. He'll miss the entirety of the team's preseason schedule and at least the first few weeks of the regular season, which will limit his chances for impressing the coaching staff. We should see his status updated as he progresses through his recovery, but even at full strength, Oliver isn't a relevant fantasy option.
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