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Rockets' Brodric Thomas: Clear of injury report
Thomas (ankle) isn't listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Suns.
The 23-year-old has been sidelined by an ankle sprain since Jan. 8, but he's now recovered from the injury. Thomas saw infrequent playing time prior to the injury, and that's unlikely to change now that he's healthy.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Sterling Brown: Questionable for Wednesday
Brown (lower leg) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Suns, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Brown has missed the last two games with a sore right lower leg, but he has a chance to return for Wednesday's game. If the 25-year-old guard is able to return, he'd likely return to a limited role as a backup wing.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Danuel House: Out again Wednesday
House (COVID-19 protocols) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Suns, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Due to a combination of a back injury and COVID-19 isolation, House has not appeared in a game since Jan. 2. His next chance to play will arrive Friday in Detroit on the first night of a back-to-back that brings the Rockets to Dallas on Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' John Wall: To miss another game
Wall (knee) is out for Wednesday's game against the Suns, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Wall appears on track to miss his fourth game in a row due to left knee soreness. The 30-year-old guard isn't off to an ideal start in Houston as he's been active for just seven of the team's first 12 games.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Jae'Sean Tate: Gets big minutes in return to bench
Tate played 30 minutes in Monday's 125-120 loss to the Bulls, scoring 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt) and adding six rebounds and one block.
Back on the bench after a two-game run in the starting five, Tate still saw the fifth-most minutes of any Rockets player. Head coach Stephen Silas has seemingly taken a liking to Tate for the multifaceted skill set he offers, as the 25-year-old rookie has seen work this season as a de facto point guard and a small-ball center. Once the Rockets are back to full strength, Tate's minutes likely will fall back into the 20- to 25-range, but he should be one of the main beneficiaries if and when Houston eventually trades away P.J. Tucker.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' DeMarcus Cousins: Struggles in loss to Bulls
Cousins (ankle) finished with two points (0-7 FG, 0-5 3PT, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and four assists across 16 minutes in Monday's 125-120 loss to Chicago.
Cousins endured a tough night in his return from a one-game absence, failing to hit a shot while scoring in the single digits for the eighth time in nine appearances this season. The peripheral stats were nice, but Cousins didn't contribute anything on the defensive end, and his inefficient shooting dropped his field-goal percentage to 30 percent for the season.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Mason Jones: Pops for 10 points off bench
Jones tallied 10 points (3-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), two assists and one steal in 14 minutes Monday in the Rockets' 125-120 loss to the Bulls.
After posting 24 points, six rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes while filling a starting role in Saturday's loss to the Spurs, Jones shifted back to the bench with Victor Oladipo available for his team debut and with Eric Gordon (leg) back from a two-game absence. Unsurprisingly, the move to the second unit resulted in a steep drop in minutes for Jones, but the two-way rookie was still able to provide some shooting in his limited run. Though Jones has fared well over his first six NBA appearances, he could be in danger of falling out of the rotation once the Rockets get John Wall (knee), Danuel House (COVID-19 protocols) and Sterling Brown (lower leg) back in action.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Eric Gordon: Hits three treys in return
Gordon (leg) recorded 21 points (9-17 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 0-1 FT), four assists and two rebounds across 34 minutes in Monday's 125-120 loss to Chicago.
Making a spot start with John Wall (knee) out, Gordon capitalized on the increased opportunity and reached the 20-point plateau for the first time since Jan. 6. Gordon's 34 minutes were a new season-high, though that number will likely drop a bit once Wall and Danuel House (back/COVID-19 protocols) return to action.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Christian Wood: Big game in loss to Bulls
Wood tallied 30 points (11-16 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in Monday's 125-120 loss to Chicago.
Even with the Rockets breaking in Victor Oladipo (32 points) for his team debut and returning Eric Gordon (leg) from a two-game absence, Wood's production didn't suffer. The big man has continued to thrive as the focal point of the Houston offense over the last three games, averaging 27.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks during that stretch. Wood is only 12-of-20 at the line in that span, but he's drained nine of his 15 attempts from three-point land.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Victor Oladipo: Scores 32 points in team debut
Oladipo finished with 32 points (13-23 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 2-4 FT), nine assists, five rebounds and two steals across 32 minutes Monday in the Rockets' 125-120 loss to the Bulls.
While Houston lost the game, Oladipo turned in an impressive debut after he hadn't played in a week following his trade from Indiana. His 32 points and nine assists were both season highs, and his four made three-pointers were his second-best total of the season. The eventual return of John Wall (knee) will cut into Oladipo's usage, but the pair will likely function as the team's top ball handlers and scorers moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' David Nwaba: Back in starting role
Nwaba is starting Monday's game against the Bulls, Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
Nwaba was used in a bench role during his team's last two contests, but he'll return to the starting five for Monday's matchup. He's averaging 6.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 block over his last five games as a starter.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Mason Jones: Back to bench
Jones will come off the bench in Monday's matchup with the Bulls, Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
Jones got the spot start in Saturday's loss to the Spurs and contributed 24 points (8-12 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 2-4 FT), while adding six rebounds and four assists in 25 minutes. He will move to the bench in favor of the recently acquired Victor Oladipo, but figures to still have a role off the bench.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Eric Gordon: Joins starting five
Gordon (leg) will start in Monday's game against the Bulls, Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
Gordon will enter the starting lineup for just the second time this season, with his last start dating back to Jan. 2 against the Kings. He put up 21 points and added four assists, three rebounds, two steals and a block over 33 minutes in that matchup.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Sterling Brown: Unavailable Monday
Brown (lower leg) won't play Monday against the Bulls, Chuck Swirsky of the Bulls Radio Network reports.
Brown will be sidelined for the second consecutive contest due to a sore right lower leg. John Wall (knee) and Danuel House (COVID-19 protocols) are also unavailable, so Victor Oladipo, Ben McLemore, Eric Gordon and David Nwaba are poised to dominate the backcourt work Monday.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' DeMarcus Cousins: Cleared to play
Cousins (ankle) has been cleared to play Monday against Chicago.
The big man will return from a one-game absence due to a sore right ankle. In his last appearance Thursday against the Spurs, Cousins played 18 minutes and finished with nine points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Eric Gordon: Cleared to play
Gordon (leg) will be available for Monday's game against Chicago.
As expected, Gordon will make his return from a lower-leg issue that cost him the last two games. Victor Oladipo is set to make his Rockets debut Monday, but Houston will be without John Wall (knee), so Gordon could see a slight uptick in minutes.... See More ... See Less
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