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Sat. Oct 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howard (forearm) practiced Saturday, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: While Howard was held out of Friday's exhibition finale, the team said it was merely for precautionary reasons and has been adamant that he will be fine for Tuesday's opener against the Lakers. His ability to go through practice Saturday should go a long way in easing any remaining concerns.
Sat. Oct 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jones (neck) returned to action Friday against the Spurs and was able to put up 11 points (4-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 13 rebounds and two blocks.
Impact: Jones strained his neck during Wednesday's preseason game against the Magic but was able to make a successful return to the court with Friday's impressive double-double performance. With the regular season opener coming up against the Lakers on Tuesday, Jones seems to be in full health and will be an integral part of the rotation as the Rockets' starting power forward.
Fri. Oct 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clark was claimed off waivers by the Rockets Friday, Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Clark was waived by the Grizzlies on Wednesday, but showed enough promise that the Rockets were willing to pick him up, even with teams needing to have their rosters trimmed to 15 players in the next week. We'll wait and see what the Rockets plan on doing with this situation.
Fri. Oct 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howard has a forearm laceration that required stitches and will not play in Friday's preseason game.
Impact: The team says he will be fine for the start of the regular season, but they will sit him in the preseason finale as a precaution.
Wed. Oct 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jones left Wednesday's exhibition game due to a strained neck.
Impact: Jones' injury isn't expected to be anything serious, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the Rockets hold him out of Friday's preseason finale. Consider the forward day-to-day until a clearer diagnosis is made.
Wed. Oct 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clark was waived by the Grizzlies on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times' Eric Pincus reports.
Impact: Clark's NBA career may be coming to a close, and he'll struggle to offer much fantasy value going forward.
Wed. Oct 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ariza (rest) will not play in Wednesday's exhibition contest against the Magic.
Impact: Ariza will simply be given the night off, as Wednesday marks the second game of a back-to-back preseason set. With the Rockets gearing up for the beginning of the regular season next week, Ariza is expected to start at small forward for Houston this term.
Wed. Oct 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howard (rest) will not play in Wednesday's preseason game versus the Magic.
Impact: Howard will simply be given the night off as the Rockets gear up for the beginning of the regular season next week. At the moment, it's unknown whether Howard will be considered for Friday's preseason finale, but following 19 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT) and nine rebounds Tuesday against Miami, the center is fine from a health perspective.
Mon. Oct 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Terry returned to action Sunday against the Nuggets and scored six points in 15 minutes.
Impact: The veteran had been dealing with a hamstring injury, but his participation in Sunday's contest indicates he should be ready to go for the regular season.
Mon. Oct 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howard returned from a knee injury to score 11 points (5-8 FG, 1-3 FT) and grab eight rebounds in Sunday's win over the Warriors.
Impact: Howard, as well as teammate James Harden, missed two preseason contests last week but returned to action over the weekend. Howard was dealing with a minor knee injury, and it does not appear to be anything that will carry over into the regular season.
Mon. Oct 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Harden scored 15 points (2-12 FG, 10-11 FT, 1-6 3Pt) in Sunday's win over the Warriors.
Impact: Harden missed a pair of preseason contests last week but returned to practice Thursday and was not limited in Sunday's game. The shooting performance leaves plenty to be desired, but Harden added seven rebounds and six assists in 27 minutes.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howard (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Howard has been slowed for nearly a week and missed both of the Rockets' preseason games this week. However, coach Kevin McHale downplayed Howard's injury, so the Rockets are probably just being cautious with their franchise center.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Harden (hip) went through a full practice Thursday, Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Harden missed a few days of practice and sat out the Rockets' last two preseason games with a sore hip. After going through Thursday's practice, however, he appears to be in the clear and all signs point to him suiting up for Sunday's matchup with the Warriors.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Terry (hamstring) has yet to play in a preseason game, but he did return to practice on Saturday, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Terry returned to practice Saturday as expected, but was still held out of the Rockets' game in New Orleans Tuesday. The Rockets may just be holding him out to give him extra rest considering it's only preseason, but it's also possible Terry's still not 100 percent recovered from his hamstring problems. The Rockets don't play again until Sunday, so with the extra rest, we'll see if Terry is able to get some time on the court come Sunday.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Capela (groin) didn't play in Tuesday's game against New Orleans, and has yet to play this preseason.
Impact: Capela pulled his groin in early October and it still hasn't recovered to the point where he can return to the court. There hasn't been an official timetable for his return released yet, so it's still a wait-and-see type of injury. He projects as a reserve once he's healthy.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jones hit his funny bone in Tuesday's game, and the Rockets say he will be fine, the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen reports.
Impact: He was seen wearing a large wrap on his right elbow, but it sounds like it was just his funny bone, and he should be back on the court in the very near future.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jones apparently hurt his right arm/elbow and exited Tuesday's preseason game, Rockets announcer Craig Ackerman reports.
Impact: It's not clear how serious the injury is, but we will provide an update when something official is released by the team.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howard (knee) will sit out Monday's game against Phoenix, as well as Tuesday's contest against the Pelicans, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: He didn't practice over the weekend, but coach Kevin McHale downplayed the knee issue, saying that Howard's lack of activity is simply a precaution. Look for him to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Harden (hip) will sit out Monday against the Suns and Tuesday against the Pelicans, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: He is dealing with a sore hip, but it's probably not serious enough that he would sit out if these were regular season contests. Look for Harden to take the floor again later in the week.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Harden (hip) will probably not play in Monday's game against the Suns.
Impact: It would be a disappointment for Rockets fans to have Harden miss their season opener, but it's worrying that his hip is hurting more than previous reports seemed to indicate. Harden's practice time in the coming days will be very telling.
Oct 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Harden (hip) sat out of practice Sunday, Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Harden hurt his hip a week ago, but has since returned to normal practice. Apparently the injury is still bothering him a bit, but it should be healed with rest. Expect Harden to miss a little more practice time if necessary, but ultimately be ready to go at full strength for the season opener.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howard (knee) did not practice Saturday, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Coach Kevin McHale downplayed the knee issue, saying Howard is sitting out merely as a precaution. Howard is expected to miss Monday's preseason game against the Suns but it sounds like he has a chance to return for Tuesday's matchup against New Orleans.