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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets have completed a deal that sends point guard Russell Westbrook to Houston, pairing him once again with former teammate James Harden. With Paul George no longer in Oklahoma City, Westbrook was set to have a huge season statistically, but he'll go back to playing a role similar to the one he played last year, when he saw a drop in shot attempts and averaged 22.9 points per game, down almost 10 points from his pre-George numbers. Westbrook will also see a reduction in assists playing beside another ball-dominant player, and it would be a surprise to see him lead the league in that category for the third straight year. Overall, Westbrook's value takes a slight hit, though he'll still probably go at the end of the first in fantasy drafts.
The Houston Rockets have signed veteran center Tyson Chandler, who played 55 games last season for the Suns and Lakers. Chandler averaged just 3.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, and he'll likely be mired in the back of the Houston rotation this year, seeing 10-15 minutes per game on what could be an irregular basis. This signing doesn't matter for fantasy purposes unless Houston's starting center Clint Capela misses time, in which case Chandler may have a little value in deep leagues.
The Houston Rockets and forward Danuel House have agreed to a deal for House to return to the Rockets. House started 13 games for Houston last year, and in his 39 total appearances for the team he shot 41.6 percent from three and scored 9.4 points per game while grabbing 3.6 rebounds. Well have to see how things shake out in Houston, but House has a good chance to be the teams top bench forward this upcoming season and provide the team with a slight uptick in his numbers from last season. This isnt a move that shakes the world up, but House is a good, young player with room to grow who should have a consistent role this upcoming season. Thats worth a spot on fantasy rosters.
Shooting guard Gerald Green has agreed on a deal to return to the Houston Rockets. Greens a streaky shooter who has helped the Rockets during his tenure and hell likely end up with the same role he had last season, when he played 20.2 minutes per game, scoring 9.2 points per contest and shooting 35.4 percent from three. Those numbers could increase in games where Green is needed to step up into a bigger role, particularly on nights where Chris Paul is given some rest, but they wont be consistent enough on a healthy Rockets team to make Green a viable day-to-day fantasy option. He should be rostered in deeper leagues, though, for the nights where hes expected to play a larger role.
Houston Rockets shooting guard/small forward Eric Gordon cooled off in the crucial Game 6 loss on Friday to the Warriors. Gordon scored just nine points on 4-for-10 shooting and added four assists to his line in 37 minutes of action. Gordon was averaging 23.0 points a game in his previous three games entering Friday's tilt and he disappeared when they needed him the most, as he was not as aggressive as he had been in the three games prior. Gordon is on the books for one more season in Houston and again will be looked at as a source of threes and points for next season.