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James Ennis out 1-2 weeks

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Houston just lost some of its wing depth for the immediate future.

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The Houston Rockets had a much-needed win last night against the Portland Trail Blazers, but it didn’t come without a cost. James Ennis left the court in the second half with a strained hamstring, and now it’s being reported that he’s going to miss the next 1-2 weeks with the injury.

It’s a tough blow for the Rockets, who are already struggling enough as is with depth. It also likely ensures Eric Gordon stays in the starting lineup for at least the next two weeks, and it also partially explains Houston’s reported interest today in Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Despite last night’s solid play from the second unit, the Rockets have been in dire need of some help on the wing most of the season, even with Ennis healthy. Now that he’s hurt— and we all know that hamstring strains can linger a looong time (cough, cough, Chris Paul)— getting another wing into the fold seems critical.

We’ll see if Daryl Morey makes a move in the coming days or if he’ll continue to lean on Gerald Green and Danuel House, while giving Gary Clark back some of the minutes he was playing earlier this year.

Get back soon, James!