Rockets’ John Wall and Victor Oladipo out Friday vs. Jazz, Eric Gordon out long-term
The Houston Rockets will have an awfully thin backcourt when they face the Utah Jazz on Friday night. It’s the second night of a back-to-back following Houston’s 20-point loss to the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, so Victor Oladipo will get his typical rest day. The former Pacer has been rumored in trade talk lately, so don’t expect the Rockets to push the issue with Oladipo and risk injury before dealing him. With Oladipo on the bench Kevin Porter, with his $4900 price tag at FanDuel DFS, should get the start and could have a big game for the shorthanded Rockets.
Point guard John Wall will also be sidelined for this game against the Jazz. Wall missed last night’s game against the Kings with a knee injury and will remain sidelined in the short-term. At this point, it’s fair to label the former Wizard with the day-to-day tag. Jae’Sean Tate ($4700), Kenyon Martin ($3500), and Sterling Brown ($3600) should all get usage boosts and could be reasonable options at FanDuel DFS.
Eric Gordon has been diagnosed with a moderate groin strain and is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks of action. Danuel House Jr. won’t suit up either as he nurses a knee injury, opening up even more playing time for the above players. Christian Wood has been practicing but will remain out on Friday with an ankle injury. The big man has not seen the court since early February but appears to be close to returning. The Rockets will look more like a G-League team than an NBA squad against Utah tonight.