Josh Christopher was the Houston Rockets' fourth first-round selection in the 2021 NBA Draft but ended up leading the rookie quartet in games played. While games played don’t measure on-court production, for Christopher’s rookie season, it might have been the most important statistic. Josh Christopher Proves the Rockets...
Josh Christopher established himself as a vital piece of the Houston Rockets' rebuild despite falling short of the draft lottery.
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Josh Christopher’s role was a mystery entering his rookie campaign. When the Houston Rockets made Christopher their final selection (No. 24 overall) during the 2021 NBA Draft, red shirting his first season playing for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers was the expectation. The only known fact about Christopher was...
Christopher totaled 20 points (9-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five rebounds, four assists and one steal across 30 minutes during Friday's 117-115 loss to Toronto. The rookie out of Arizona State can certainly produce and has scored at least 20 points in three of his last six appearances off the bench, but he has also failed to surpass the six-point threshold in the other three games across that span. The inconsistencies are to be expected from a rookie, and while he doesn't currently carry a lot of value since the season is ending, he could be an intriguing add in dynasty formats.
Christopher finished with 30 points (11-14 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT), three rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes during Sunday's 139-132 loss to the Timberwolves. Christopher recorded his best game of the season by a wide margin, and the 30-point output was a career-high mark for the young guard. The inconsistencies on a game-to-game basis are normal for a rookie, but he's ending the year on a strong note by scoring in double digits in four of his last seven appearances, including putting up 20 points or more twice in that span.
Christopher had 20 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 7-7 FT), six rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block across 30 minutes during Monday's 123-120 loss to the Spurs. Houston's rookie first-round picks are certainly surging late in the season, as both Christopher and Jalen Green are enjoying increased usage and production. In the case of Christopher, he enjoyed a spike in playing time Monday with both Eric Gordon (groin) and Dennis Schroder (shoulder) sitting out. The two veterans are candidates to get shut down for the rest of the season as the Rockets prioritize younger players in their rebuild, so Christopher could be a sneaky source of fantasy value down the stretch.
It seems like just yesterday that we were following Josh Christopher around Lakewood, California—around the neighborhood and the high school (Mayfair) where he rose to prominence. Back then, in 2019, Mayfair head coach Tony Davis said this about Christopher: “He’s definitely very charismatic, and as a basketball player he’s...
As has become custom for Rockets rookie Josh Christopher when the Rockets face his hometown Lakers, one of his brothers plays a significant role. On Halloween, it was when his older brother Patrick, sitting behind the Rockets bench, drew attention as a doppelganger of LeBron James, generating so much social media buzz that James weighed in.
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Christopher racked up 17 points (8-17 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal over 26 minutes during Friday's 113-100 loss to the Mavericks. Christopher had a solid performance in Friday's matchup, and he has been productive off the bench in recent outings. While the lack of consistency has been an issue with him, Christopher has cleared the 15-point mark while logging at least 20 minutes in each of his last three appearances. While he's not going to jump into the starting lineup right away, he's giving solid minutes off the bench for the Rockets, and his scoring ability could make him a decent fantasy pickup -- though matchup-based -- in deep formats, as long as he's able to keep this up.
Christopher finished with 21 points (8-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and one assist across 22 minutes Wednesday in the Rockets' 139-130 overtime victory over the Lakers. Along with Christopher, fellow rookies Jalen Green (32 points) and Alperen Sengun (21 points) also cleared the 20-point threshold, becoming the...
Christopher logged 16 points (6-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 28 minutes during Monday's 123-106 loss to Miami. Christopher scored in double figures for the first time since Feb. 17 and scored his most points since Feb. 4. While Garrison Mathews drew the start with Eric Gordon (rest) out, Christopher played more minutes than Mathews and significantly outproduced him as a reserve. The rookie out of Arizona State will look to build off Monday's performance against the Lakers on Wednesday.
Christopher posted eight points (4-6 FG), four rebounds and two assists across 17 minutes during Sunday's 123-112 victory over the Grizzlies. Christopher failed to see more than 20 minutes for the fifth time in his last six games as his fantasy value continues to plummet. The fact he has been unable to step things up, even with Dennis Schroder on the sideline, does not bode well for his role moving forward. Barring a number of injuries to key players, Christopher can be safely left on the wire in all moderately shallow formats.
TEMPE, Ariz. — Rockets guard Josh Christopher was a surprise first-round pick to many. His progress has been unexpected, at least to some degree, even to the team that picked him. There is, however, at least one interested observer who is in no way surprised or impressed with the...
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