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  • Josh Christopher: Gets cut Monday

    The Jazz waived Christopher on Monday, Michael Scotto of USA Today reports.

    Utah cut Christopher loose from his two-way deal without the 2021 first-round pick having logged a minute at the NBA level this season. He was moderately efficient but turnover-prone at the G League level this season, though he remains a candidate to re-sign with the Jazz's affiliate -- the Salt Lake City Stars -- once he clears waivers.

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  • Jazz's Josh Christopher: Lands two-way deal with Utah

    Christopher agreed to a two-way deal with the Jazz on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    A 2021 first-round pick, Christopher played 138 games for the Rockets in the previous two seasons with averages of 6.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists. He was dealt to Memphis in the offseason as part of the deal that sent Dillon Brooks to Houston, but the Grizzlies didn't have a roster spot available for the 21-year-old guard and cut him in advance of training camp. Though he won't have much of an opportunity to contribute at the NBA level in Utah, Christopher at least provides the Jazz with an intriguing developmental prospect to fill out its third and final two-way spot.

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  • Josh Christopher: Waived by Memphis

    Christopher was waived by the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Christopher was acquired by Memphis in July as part of Dillon Brooks' sign-and-trade. The 21-year-old averaged just 12.3 minutes per game last season but appeared in 138 contests with the Rockets over his first two seasons.

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  • Grizzlies' Josh Christopher: Involved in Dillon Brooks deal

    Christopher was sent to Memphis in a five-team trade that sent Dillon Brooks to Houston, the Grizzlies announced.

    Christopher appeared in 64 games last season in Houston, averaging 5.8 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists across 12.3 minutes. He'll face an uphill battle for a spot in the Grizzlies' rotation during the 2023-24 campaign.

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  • Rockets' Josh Christopher: Starting in season finale

    Christopher is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Wizards, Lachard Binkley of reports.

    Christopher gets the starting nod with Kevin Porter (knee) ruled out. He's averaging 5.7 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game this season, and in his lone start, he posted seven points across 19 minutes against the Cavaliers on Jan. 26.

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  • Rockets' Josh Christopher: Drops 14 points off bench

    Christopher amassed 14 points (6-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists and one steal over 17 minutes during Wednesday's 123-114 loss to Brooklyn.

    Christopher has had inconsistent production on the scoreboard for most of the year but finished in double figures for a second consecutive game Wednesday. Over 16 appearances in March, he's averaged 7.4 points in 13.9 minutes per game.

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  • Rockets' Josh Christopher: Sticks in rotation Sunday

    Christopher registered two points (1-2 FG) across six minutes during Sunday's 108-91 loss to Cleveland.

    Christopher played just six minutes in the loss, the fewest he has played in almost two weeks. Despite playing somewhat consistent minutes, Christopher is outside the top 300 over the past two weeks, begging the question of why head coach Stephen Silas refuses to play TyTy Washington. Questionable coaching decisions aside, Christopher remains well off the radar, outside of the deepest of leagues.

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  • Rockets' Josh Christopher: Scores 10 points off bench

    Christopher totaled 10 points (3-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, three steals and one assist across 22 minutes during Monday's 121-108 loss to the Warriors.

    Christopher struggled from the field but scored in double figures thanks to a perfect night at the charity stripe. The second-year wing has scored in double figures just four times over 11 March appearances and is averaging 7.3 points, 1.2 assists and 1.0 rebounds in 14.5 minutes during that stretch.

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  • Rockets' Josh Christopher: Scores 11 points off bench

    Christopher accumulated 11 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal across 15 minutes during Saturday's 119-111 loss to the Bulls.

    Christopher continues to play a limited reserve role for Houston, but he was able to reach double figures Saturday for the first time in four games. Since the All-Star break (nine games), the second-year wing is averaging 8.1 points, 1.4 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per contest.

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  • Rockets' Josh Christopher: Plays 22 minutes in blowout

    Christopher amassed 10 points (4-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal over 22 minutes during Wednesday's 133-96 loss to Oklahoma City.

    The Rockets fell behind big in the first quarter and were never really competitive in their second blowout loss to the Thunder this month. Christopher reached double figures in scoring for the first time since Feb. 4, but on the whole, he hasn't seen a notable uptick in minutes since the Rockets parted ways with Eric Gordon at the deadline. Nonetheless, Christopher is still a player to monitor in deeper leagues, especially if Kevin Porter Jr. (foot) continues to miss time after the All-Star break. Jalen Green (groin) also exited Wednesday night's game, so his post-break status will also be worth keeping an eye on.

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  • Rockets' Josh Christopher: Has another strong scoring night

    Christopher supplied 20 points (7-11 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT), five assists, one block and one steal in 28 minutes during Saturday's 153-121 loss to Oklahoma City.

    Christopher was impressive from the field in this one, where he drilled 63.6 percent of his field-goal attempts. He also added six points from beyond the arc and made his mark on the defensive end by collecting a block and a steal. Christopher continues to benefit from the absence of Eric Gordon (rest), Kevin Porter (foot) and Jae'Sean Tate (rest), though this success is unlikely to continue once the backcourt is back in action.

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  • Rockets' Josh Christopher: Drops 15 points in 19 minutes

    Christopher logged 15 points (7-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt), one assist, one block and two steals over 19 minutes during Friday's 117-111 loss to the Raptors.

    Christopher went 7-of-8 from the floor in the loss, scoring in double digits for the third straight game. Although his point production has been nice, his playing time remains capped. He has failed to play more than 20 minutes in any game this season, remaining on the fringe of the rotation. We do know that he can contribute when afforded meaningful minutes, something that occurred down the stretch last season. He is not someone to look at right now in fantasy, but if the Rockets enter full tank mode, managers should make a point of checking in on whether his role has evolved.

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  • Rockets' Josh Christopher: Shifts back to bench

    Christopher will return to the second unit for Saturday's game against the Pistons, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.

    Christopher saw his first start of the season Thursday in place of Eric Gordon (knee) but played just 19 minutes and scored seven points. With Gordon back in action Saturday, Christopher will be relegated to his typical bench role.

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  • Rockets' Josh Christopher: Slated to make first start

    Christopher will enter the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Cavaliers, Lachard Binkley of reports.

    Christopher will step into the first unit for the first time this season with Kevin Porter (foot) and Eric Gordon (knee) sidelined Thursday. Christopher has split time between the NBA and the G League this season, and despite the starting spot, he should not be expected to handle a massive workload. In his last seven games, the second-year guard has averaged 5.1 points across 12.2 minutes.

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  • Rockets' Josh Christopher: Delivers full line Saturday

    Christopher closed Saturday's 113-104 loss to the Timberwolves with 10 points (5-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal over 15 minutes.

    Christopher played at least 15 minutes for just the fourth time all season, delivering a well-rounded performance. Considering Saturday's performance marked just the first time that he's scored in double figures since April of last season, the second-year guard shouldn't warrant much intrigue outside of deeper leagues, even if he's able to retain a spot in the rotation while both Kevin Porter (foot) and Jabari Smith (ankle) are sidelined.

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  • Rockets' Josh Christopher: Recalled to Rockets

    The Rockets recalled Christopher from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the G League on Thursday, Adam Wexler of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Christopher will return to the Rockets after a brief stint in the G League. The second-year guard has had a minimal role in the NBA this season, playing just 7.0 minutes per game across 18 contests.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Carson, CA
Age: 22
School: Arizona St.
Experience: 2