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Player Notes

  • Hou. starters: Jones, McLemore, Tate, Tucker, Wood
    The Rockets are starting Mason Jones, Ben McLemore, Jae'Sean Tate, P.J. Tucker and Christian Wood on Saturday against the Spurs.

    Advice: The Rockets had so many players either tied up in a pending trade or injured that Saturday's game was in question until a trade was completed to make former Nets forward Rodions Kurucs available for Houston. Sterling Brown, who was a game-time decision due to a lower leg injury, is officially out, meaning Houston has exactly the required eight players to play. Jones might be a good DFS play, but he's a rookie who's played just 36 career minutes, totalling 19 points, eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and four turnovers across four games. Look for Tate, Tucker, McLemore and Wood to jack up shots in what could be a clunky Rockets game. 21 minutes ago
  • Sterling Brown (lower leg injury) game-time call
    Sterling Brown will be a game-time decision to play on Saturday against the Spurs, and without him the Rockets will only have seven active players.

    Advice: The Rockets are missing the bulk of their team due to a pending trade involving James Harden, and injuries to John Wall, Eric Gordon and DeMarcus Cousins. If Brown can't give it a go, the Rockets would be down to seven players, and wouldn't have enough to play. If a game is played, expect extended run for Houston's remaining seven: Christian Wood, Mason Jones, Ben McLemore, David Nwaba, Jae'Sean Tate, and P.J. Tucker. 27 minutes ago
  • Eric Gordon (leg) is out on Saturday vs. the Spurs
    Eric Gordon won't play on Saturday against the Spurs due to left leg tightness.

    Advice: The Rockets are in trouble, missing nearly half their roster due to injury or trade. The only guards Houston will have available are Ben McLemore, rookie Mason Jones and maybe Sterling Brown, who's a game-time decision to play. Jae'Sean Tate, David Nwaba and P.J. Tucker should get a lot of run, too. 36 minutes ago
  • Jamal Murray: "My elbow bothers me on every shot"
    Jamal Murray says that he has a bruise on his elbow that bothers him every time he shoots a basketball.

    Advice: “My elbow bothers me on every (shot)," Murray said. "I got a bruise there. Every game I seem to hit it or kinda tweak it again.” This explains a lot for Murray, one of the world's best shooters who has made just 15 out of his last 38 shots from the field. He's relatively underwhelmed for much of the season considering the leap most expected him to take after a hot run in the bubble. Look to see if Mike Malone chooses to rest him at some point to get his elbow fully right. Otherwise, he could continue to be a shell of himself on the floor. 51 minutes ago
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle soreness) out Saturday
    DeMarcus Cousins won't play on Saturday against the Spurs due to right ankle soreness. 

    Advice: Cousins hasn't made a huge fantasy impact this season, and his absence won't change too much. Christian Wood and P.J. Tucker will likely soak up his minutes. 58 minutes ago

NBA Roster Changes

Jan 5
Added G
Jan 3
Added FC
Dec 18
Added G
Dec 18
Added SF
Dec 17
Added SF
Dec 17
Added PG
Dec 15
Added PF
Dec 14
Added SG
Dec 14
Added PG
Dec 13
Added SG

Injury Reports

Tyler Herro Mia - PG,SG,SFNeck spasmsGTDJan 15, 2021
Karl-Anthony Towns Min - CCOVID-19INJJan 15, 2021
Joel Embiid Phi - PF,CRight knee painOJan 15, 2021
Hassan Whiteside Sac - PF,CSore left hipGTDJan 15, 2021
DeMarcus Cousins Hou - PF,CSore right ankleOJan 15, 2021
Jusuf Nurkic Por - CFractured right wristINJJan 14, 2021
Lou Williams LAC - PG,SGSore left hipGTDJan 14, 2021
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