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Zhou Qi    C  Rockets

 

 

Zhou Qi returned to action on Wednesday December 13.

Rotoworld

Dec 14 - 3:36 AM

Clint Capela    C  Rockets

 

 

Clint Capela followed up Monday's career-high 28-point game with nine points, 11 boards, four blocks and one steals in 25 minutes. Capela already has 15 double-doubles this season, as many as in all of last season combined, and he narrowly missed another one tonight. He leads the league in FG percentage (67.8%) and ranks fifth in blocks (1.8) and seventh in rebounds (11.0), all of which has him sitting on third-round roto value. That's comparable to guys like Myles Turner and Al Horford, even though Capela went many rounds after them on draft day -- he's in the midst of a true breakout season.

Rotoworld

Dec 14 - 1:27 AM

Chris Paul    G  Rockets

 

 

Chris Paul racked up a season-high 31 points on Wednesday, making 10-of-18 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs with 11 assists, seven rebounds, five 3-pointers and two steals in 35 minutes. The Rockets have yet to lose with CP3 in the lineup, going a pristine 12-0 including 11 straight victories. They pulled away tonight with a 25-0 run in the first half, and cruised to an easy win despite a human performance from MVP candidate James Harden, who had 21 points on 8-of-22 shooting, eight assists, four rebounds, three 3-pointers, one steal and one block. Friday night's showdown between the Spurs and Rockets should be required viewing for NBA fans.

Rotoworld

Dec 14 - 1:27 AM

Trevor Ariza    G/F  Rockets

 

 

Trevor Ariza (bruised left foot) finished Wednesday's 108-96 win vs. Charlotte with 13 points, three 3-pointers, six rebounds, one steal and zero turnovers in 34 minutes. Ariza is the exact type of player who thrives in roto leagues, where his 3-pointers (2.6 per game), steals (1.6) and efficiency (44.2% FGs, 92.6% FTs) are highly valued. That free throw percentage is a career high and he came in shooting 44.6% from deep in Houston's previous 17 games, during which they went 16-1. All signs point to him playing on Friday, so we'll leave him off the injury report.

Rotoworld

Dec 14 - 1:24 AM

Ryan Anderson    F  Rockets

 

 

Ryan Anderson played 33 minutes on Wednesday, making 2-of-9 shots with one 3-pointer to finish with five points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal. Houston extended their win streak to 11 games, but they did lose Luc Mbah a Moute to a shoulder injury tonight. He'll have an MRI on Thursday and Mike D'Antoni was hopeful he'll only miss a week or two, but in the meantime Anderson and P.J. Tucker should absorb more playing time. Anderson had averaged only 17.5 minutes over the previous two games, so this at least offers a temporary reprieve.

Rotoworld

Dec 14 - 1:23 AM

James Harden    SG  Rockets

 

 

Harden tallied 21 points (8-22 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, four rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 108-96 win over the Hornets. Harden's shot was a little off but he kept heaving it up anyway, leading the team with 22 shot attempts. HArden's minutes took a small dip in minutes as he sat for a good part of the first quarter, and Chris Paul remained on the floor on the way to a team-leading stat line. Despite a slower-than-usual night, Harden obviously remains a must=start in every format.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 14 - 12:57 AM

Chris Paul    PG  Rockets

 

 

Paul posted 31 points (10-18 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 11 assists, nine rebounds, four blocked shots and a steal in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 108-96 win over the Hornets. Paul has hit season-high totals in two consecutive games, and after James Harden decimated the Pelicans on Monday, it was Paul's turn to lead the charge on Wednesday. He drilled five threes out of nine attempts and blocked a season-high four blocked shots. Harden and Paul certainly have the Houston offense humming and Paul looks 100 percent and ready to return to elite status.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 14 - 12:43 AM

Luc Mbah a Moute    F  Rockets

 

 

Luc Mbah a Moute (right shoulder) is expected to miss a week or two and will get an MRI, according to coach Mike D'Antoni. The stretcher came out for Mbah a Moute, but he was able to walk to the locker room under his own power. Mbah a Moute has been awesome in the second unit, so the Rockets will have to lean more on Ryan Anderson, P.J. Tucker and maybe even Nene because LMAM does get center minutes.

Rotoworld

Dec 14 - 12:14 AM

Luc Mbah a Moute    PF  Rockets

 

 

Mbah a Moute will undergo an MRI on his right shoulder Thursday, Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle reports. Mbah a Moute exited Wednesday's game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury after landing awkwardly following a dunk attempt. He was immediately ruled out for the remainder of the game, and coach Mike D'Antoni said after the contest that he expects the 31-year-old to miss a little time, but hopefully not too much, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com. An exact timetable for his recovery should come into focus following Thursday's tests, though it sounds like he can at least be ruled out for the team's upcoming back-to-back set Friday and Saturday. In the meantime, look for Trevor Ariza, Eric Gordon and P.J. Tucker to pick up extra minutes while Mbah a Moute is sidelined.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 14 - 12:12 AM

Luc Mbah a Moute    PF  Rockets

 

 

Mbah a Moute has been ruled out for the remainder of Wednesday's game against the Hornets with a shoulder injury, Craig Ackerman of AT&T; SportsNet Southwest reports. Mbah a Moute landed awkwardly on his shoulder finishing at the rim in the second quarter and has been ruled out for the remainder of Wednesday's matchup. The severity of the injury at this time in unknown, so Mbah a Moute should be considered questionable for the Rockets matchup with the Spurs on Friday. If he is unable to go on Friday, P.J. Tucker could see an increased role. Mbah a Moute recorded two points and four rebounds over eight minutes prior to the injury.

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Dec 13 - 10:50 PM

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C Joey Dorsey    
C Chinanu Onuaku    
C Dikembe Mutombo    
C Mike D'Antoni    
C Kevin McHale    
C Guy Rucker    
C Jeff Van Gundy    
C Zhou Qi    
F Joshua Smith    
F Christian Wood    
F Akil Mitchell    
F Trevor Ariza    
F Ryan Anderson    
F Troy Williams    
F Luc Mbah a Moute    
F Kostas Papanikolaou    
F Charles Oakley    
F Charles Barkley    
F Kyle Wiltjer    
F Jeff Adrien    
F Terrence Jones    
F Clint Capela    
F/C Tarik Black    
F/C Josh Powell    
F/C Donatas Motiejunas    
F/C Nene Hilario    
G Geron Johnson    
G Demetrius Jackson    
G Alessandro Gentile    
G Eric Gordon    
G Chris Paul    
G James Harden    
G Remi Yusuf    
G Bobby Brown    
G Briante Weber    
G Nick Johnson    
G Isaiah Canaan    
G Sergio Llull    
G George De Paula    
G Ishmael Smith    
G Denzel Livingston    
G Will Cummings    
G/F Jordan Hamilton    
G/F K.J. McDaniels    
G/F Francisco Garcia    
G/F Trevor Ariza    
G/F Gary Forbes    
PF Nene    
PG Akeem Richmond