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Houston Rockets forward/center Kelly Olynyk wrapped up the season with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists in Sunday's blowout loss against the Hawks. He finished with 3-for-11 shooting from the field and went 8-for-8 at the line with a 2-for-5 effort from deep. Olynyk also had one steal and one block with two turnovers. The 30-year-old found himself a perfect spot to perform in Houston, and he's got a major decision to make in the summer, as Olynyk will be a free agent and might get better offers from elsewhere. The Rockets definitely liked what they saw, but they won't want to overspend on a veteran during a rebuilding process.
Houston Rockets forward Khyri Thomas (Achilles) has avoided any major issues, according to head coach Stephen Silas. The organization had Thomas undergo an MRI, but it didn't reveal any severe damage. That is great news for Houston after signing Thomas to a multi-year deal earlier this week. His performance over the last few weeks should be taken with a grain of salt. It's the end of the regular season where plenty of non-regulars get significant playing time. It remains to be seen how big of a role he'll have in the rotation next season.
Houston Rockets shooting guard Khyri Thomas (Achilles) has been ruled out for Sunday's season finale against Atlanta due to a sore right Achilles. Thomas has been a late-season fantasy breakout since joining the Rockets, earning himself a multi-year deal after averaging 16.4 points and 5.0 assists across five contests. Houston's injury report for Game 72 is overwhelming, with all active bodies solid DFS selections due to the team's limited depth; in the backcourt, Jae'sean Tate and Armoni Brooks stand to see increased offensive roles with Thomas on the sidelines. Stay tuned during the off-season to see how the Rockets' depth chart for 2021-22 shakes out.
Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (groin) is not expected to suit up for the final two games of the regular season. He suffered a groin injury right after the All-Star break and hasn't been able to suit up since then. The team has no incentive to play Gordon at this point, while they tank for draft position. Expect guys like Jae'sean Tate and Khyri Thomas to continue getting significant playing time. Both of them have some streaming appeal in the final two games of the regular season for Houston.
Houston Rockets forward Khyri Thomas is reportedly signing a multi-year extension with the organization. He signed a 10-day deal with the team last week, but has played his way into their long term plans. Thomas is averaging 16.3 points, 5.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 2.3 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 30.8 minutes in four games. It's the end of the season on a tanking team, so his stats should be taken with a grain of salt. This is also an extremely small sample size for Thomas. Despite that, he should see significant minutes over the final few games, which will make him an interesting DFS option. Although, it's unlikely he gets this kind of playing time in Houston next season.