Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 3 Days

Ariza (calf) scored seven points (3-9 FG, 1-6 3Pt) to go along with six rebounds and one assist in 32 minutes Monday against Portland.

The Rockets were up big Monday, so they were able to rest Ariza some as he played less than 40 minutes for the first time in eight games. He's not an elite offensive option, but he plays a lot of minutes and provides solid overall production.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 4 Days

Ariza (calf) will play in Monday's game versus the Blazers.

A strained calf won't stop Ariza from taking the court, as he should log his typical 40-plus minutes. In five of the last six contests, he's knocked down at least three triples en route to 13.7 points (on 31 percent shooting), 6.7 rebounds, 2.7 threes, two steals, and one assist in 43 minutes.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 4 Days

Ariza is dealing with a calf strain but is probable for Monday's game against the Trail Blazers on Thursday, Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston reports.

The origin of Ariza's injury is unclear, but the calf strain appears to be minor as he is expected to play in Monday's matchup with the Trail Blazers. If by some off chance he is unable to go, the newly-acquired Corey Brewer could see a bump in minutes for the matchup.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 8 Days

Ariza scored 13 points (4-15 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and added eight rebounds and one assist in 46 minutes of action against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

Ariza had a hard time getting it going from the field as he shot 4-15 (27 percent) including 3-11 (27 percent) from behind the arc. Ariza has played at least 40 minutes in his last six games - he is firmly planted in the lineup.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 13 Days

Ariza has a bruised right knee, but is probable to play Saturday, the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen reports.

This is just a minor bookkeeping note, as Ariza is not expected to miss any time with the bruised knee. Feel free to deploy him as usual in a favorable matchup at home against the Nuggets.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 15 Days

Ariza scored 18 points (5-14 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 4-6 FT) and added six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 43 minutes of action against the Warriors on Wednesday.

Ariza added four three-point field goals to that line, where he has been on fire from as of late. He has made at least two three-pointers a game over his last two weeks.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 22 Days

Ariza scored 16 points (6-18 FG, 2-8 3P, 2-2 FT) with seven rebounds, three steals and a block in 34 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Grizzlies.

He's scored in double digits, and hit for multiple three-pointers, in five straight games, but Ariza continues to punish his fantasy owners in field goal percentage. Last season's 45.6% shooting from the floor is starting to look unrepeatable.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 2 Months

Ariza scored 24 points (8-13 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with six rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 36 minutes Monday against Philadelphia.

Ariza is off to a solid start through four games as he is averaging 17.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 4.0 three-pointers a game. He should continue to be a valuable fantasy asset based on the fact that he can provide solid contributions in multiple categories.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 2 Months

Ariza scored 20 points (7-10 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT) to go with five rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 37 minutes on Wednesday against the Jazz.

Ariza scored efficiently while also hitting from deep, and both will be crucial for him posting big points totals with Dwight Howard (16 shots) and James Harden (18 shots) dominating the touches for Houston.

Trevor Ariza SG/SF HOU 2 Months

Ariza (rest) will not play in Wednesday's exhibition contest against the Magic.

Ariza will simply be given the night off, as Wednesday marks the second game of a back-to-back preseason set. With the Rockets gearing up for the beginning of the regular season next week, Ariza is expected to start at small forward for Houston this term.