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Russell Westbrook ruled out Friday vs. Suns [UPDATE]

Rockets PG played in last night’s win over the Lakers, but will get some rest heading into the weekend.

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook dribbles the ball during the first quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans at Toyota Center. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Feb. 7, 1:20 p.m. — Westbrook has officially been ruled out for Friday’s game vs. the Suns.

Houston Rockets PG Russell Westbrook will play Thursday vs. the Los Angeles Lakers and rest Friday against the Phoenix Suns. Westbrook has regularly been sitting out one game on back-to-back sets, so this isn’t all that surprising.

With Westbrook back against the Lakers, its a bit of a downgrade overall for James Harden. Robert Covington is available to make his Houston debut, so that also plays a factor. We’ll see how RoCo meshes with his new teammates. Harden is still a decent GPP play on DraftKings and in Showdown contests, but isn’t the overall top play with Russ in.