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Top Tari Eason News
Rockets' Tari Eason: Strong showing off bench
Eason notched 16 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, four assists and one block across 27 minutes during Sunday's 114-109 victory over the Wizards.
The rookie forward was a consistent force on the glass to end the season, recording at least six boards in each of the last eight games and averaging 8.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 steals in 26.6 minutes off the bench during that stretch. Eason remains behind Jabari Smith on the depth chart, but the 21-year-old could emerge as a core piece of the second unit next season.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Tari Eason: Held scoreless against Brooklyn
Eason totaled zero points (0-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt), six rebounds and one assist over 22 minutes during Wednesday's 123-114 loss to Brooklyn.
Eason scored in double figures in his last three appearances, but he was unable to connect on any of his six field-goal attempts during Wednesday's loss. Over his five appearances since returning to a bench role, he's averaged 9.8 points and 6.8 rebounds in 27.2 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Tari Eason: Remains productive in bench role
Eason finished with 13 points (5-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, two steals and one assist in 28 minutes in Monday's 137-115 loss to the Knicks.
Jae'Sean Tate (knee) missed his fifth game in a row Monday, and his continued absence has paved the way for Eason to see more run behind starting small forward Kenyon Martin in addition to filling his usual duties as the top backup to starting power forward Jabari Smith. In those five games, Eason has played no fewer than 27 minutes, averaging 14.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals, 1.4 assists and 0.8 three-pointers while shooting 54.7 percent from the field. The non-contending Rockets could choose to hold Tate out for the rest of the season, so Eason looks like he'll continue to remain worthy of rostering in most leagues over the next two weeks.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Tari Eason: Productive in blowout loss
Eason provided 21 points (9-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one steal across 29 minutes during Friday's 151-114 loss to the Grizzlies.
Eason was one of the few bright spots for the Rockets as they were run out of the building by the Grizzlies, conceding 151 points. Eason is averaging 14.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals over the past four games and figures to see elevated workloads and usage in the final couple weeks.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Tari Eason: Will return to bench
Eason will return to the bench for Wednesday's game in Memphis, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Eason received a spot start Monday with Alperen Sengun (illness) watching from the sidelines, but Sengun is back in action for Wednesday's game, so Eason will return to a reserve role, likely earning minutes in the mid-20s.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Tari Eason: Leads team in spot start
Eason posted 21 points (9-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 12 rebounds, four steals and one assist in 31 minutes during Monday's 121-108 loss to the Warriors.
Eason drew a spot start with Alperen Sengun (illness) sidelined and posted team highs in points, rebounds and steals. The rookie's 21 points were also a season high and marked his third outing with at least 20 points. He now has seven double-doubles, including two with at least 20 points and 12 rebounds. The four steals were one shy of his career-high mark, and Eason now has 20 games with multiple steals and three with at least four swipes. When Eason plays at least 25 minutes (15 games), he's averaging 14.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.7 blocks per contest.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Tari Eason: Starting Monday
Eason will return to the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Warriors with Alperen Sengun (illness) unavailable, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Joining Eason in the first unit for Monday's game will be Kevin Porter, Jalen Green, Kenyon Martin and Jabari Smith. Across four starts this season, Eason has registered averages of 11.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.5 turnovers per contest on 48.8 percent shooting.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Tari Eason: Moves back to bench
Eason isn't in the starting five for Wednesday's game versus the Lakers, Harrison Faigen of SBNation.com reports.
Eason will be replaced by Alperen Sengun in the starting lineup Wednesday. Eason is averaging 11.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.5 assists in 27.9 minutes across his last 10 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Tari Eason: Starting Monday
Eason will join the first unit for Monday's game against the Celtics, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Eason is getting the start with Alperen Sengun (groin) unavailable, and he'll be joining Kevin Porter, Jalen Green, Kenyon Martin and Jabari Smith in the first unit for Monday's game. In Eason's previous three starts this season, he's posted averages of 13.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.7 steals, 0.7 swats and 1.7 turnovers per contest on 50 percent shooting.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Tari Eason: Offers spark off bench
Eason finished Saturday's 119-111 loss to the Bulls with 12 points (4-6 FG, 4-4 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes.
Eason had picked up at least 25 minutes in each of the previous seven games while logging more time at small forward, but he failed to reach that benchmark Saturday. The rookie still made his mark with efficient scoring and lights-out shooting from three-point range, and his minutes count likely would have been higher had he not accrued five fouls. In spite of the downturn in minutes Saturday, Eason's rest-of-season outlook still appears to be promising.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Tari Eason: Scores team-high 20 points
Eason closed Saturday's 122-110 victory over San Antonio with 20 points (7-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-6 FT), five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals over 31 minutes.
The Rockets had eight players in double digits in Saturday's win, and Eason paced the team in scoring despite coming off the bench. He's currently going through his most productive stretch of the campaign and has scored in double digits for a season-high four games, but his upside will always be capped as long as he continues to play off the bench.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Tari Eason: Posts double-double in loss
Eason finished with 17 points (7-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists and one steal across 31 minutes during Tuesday's 133-112 loss to the Nuggets.
Eason was efficient from the field and active on the glass en route to his second consecutive double-double. The former LSU star has been effective off the bench and averaged 10.7 points with 6.4 rebounds per contest across 11 outings in February.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Tari Eason: Posts double-double off bench
Eason finished with 15 points (6-12 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals over 28 minutes during Sunday's 131-114 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Despite coming off the bench, Eason saw his most minutes since a Jan. 28 start and posted his fifth double-double of the campaign. The rookie first-round pick continues to garner a backup role to fellow rookie Jabari Smith, which has limited Eason's overall fantasy potential this season. However, the LSU product is still capable of strong performances on any given night and is averaging 11.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals in 22.2 minutes over his last 15 games.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Tari Eason: Puts up 10 points in loss
Eason posted 10 points (2-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-10 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal across 19 minutes during Wednesday's 133-96 loss to Oklahoma City.
Even with the Rockets having shipped out Eric Gordon at the trade deadline and then waiving the two veteran wings (Danny Green and Justin Holiday) that they acquired last week, Eason hasn't been able to seize hold of the available minutes on the wing or at small forward. Head coach Stephen Silas has continued to deploy Eason as the primary backup to power forward Jabari Smith, whose status as the No. 3 overall pick in this past year's draft should keep him secure in a high-minute role the rest of the way. As a result, Eason could struggle to consistently surpass the 20-minute mark, but the rookie out of LSU still can offer value in 14-team leagues even if he continues to handle a limited role. Through eight appearances in February, Eason is averaging 10.0 points (on 43.3 percent shooting from the field), 5.3 rebounds, 0.9 steals, 0.8 assists, 0.5 blocks and 0.4 three-pointers in 19.3 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Tari Eason: Quiet in 21 minutes
Eason registered eight points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes during Monday's 123-104 loss to Philadelphia.
Eason's fantasy managers were probably hoping for more from him considering the Rockets dumped Eric Gordon at the trade deadline. However, Eason's offensive role hasn't increased yet, though his workload Monday was his highest since Feb. 4, when he saw 25 minutes. For at least the short term, Eason is more of a defensive specialist in fantasy formats.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-8, 215 lbs|
|Birthplace: Portsmouth, VA|
|School: Cincinnati, LSU|