It was announced today that two Rockets won’t be able to hit the floor.
More notably, James Harden, who left last night’s loss against the Jazz with a hamstring strain, will miss the next two games, according to Mike D’Antoni.
Harden missed a slew of games last season with a hamstring injury, so it makes sense for the Rockets to be cautious and skeptical this early in the season. Rest him now before the games really begin to matter.
In what appears to be a more serious injury, Nene Hilario suffered a calf strain. While rehabbing his calf, he appears to have reached a setback and is out for several weeks, according to the Athletic.
Outside of the new injuries, Brandon Knight (knee), Marquese Chriss (ankle), Zhou Qi (knee), and James Ennis III (hamstring) remain out for tomorrow.
Not all hope is lost as Chris Paul will be back following his two-game suspension that ended Wednesday, but this team has been devastated by injuries so far in this early stretch of the season.