Tarik Black
Tarik Black
27-Year-Old CenterC
Free Agent  Foreign
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Tarik Black in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $3.29 million contract with the Rockets in July of 2017.
Heads overseas
CFree Agent
August 17, 2018
Black has agreed to a one-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports.
Black appeared in 51 games with the Rockets last season, averaging 3.5 points and 3.2 rebounds across 10.5 minutes. The 26-year-old big man will head overseas for the upcoming season, as it's unlikely he garnered a significant offer from an NBA team.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tarik Black
In-Season Strategy: How to Play the Final Week
April 6, 2018
Jeff Edgerton breaks down the teams, players and matchups to target over the final six days of the fantasy basketball season.
DraftKings NBA: Tuesday Cheat Sheet
March 27, 2018
DeAndre Jordan ($8,000) has the makings of a strong play Tuesday against Bucks team that struggles to contain physical big men.
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Friday Picks
January 12, 2018
With the Rockets being short-handed Friday night, Mike Barner expects center Clint Capela to get extra minutes on the court against the Suns.
DraftKings NBA: Thursday Cheat Sheet
January 4, 2018
With a mini two-game slate featured Thursday, Alex Rikleen believes Draymond Green will be highly owned.
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks
November 16, 2017
With only two games on the slate, James Harden will be tough to keep out of your lineup Thursday.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
In his second season with the Lakers and third overall, Black took part in a career-high 67 games. He was kept in a bench role for the majority of the season, stuck behind both Timofey Mozgov and Ivica Zubac, though he did pick up 16 starts due to injuries and Mozgov being shut down late in the season. Black finished the year with averages of 5.7 points and 5.1 rebounds across 16.3 minutes, while shooting 51.2 percent from the field and 75.2 percent from the free-throw line. In joining the Rockets, Black's path to playing time becomes even more complicated. Clint Capela has already locked up the starting center role and he's fully expected to backed up by veteran Nene Hilario, which leaves Black to fight for scraps with Chinanu Onuaku and Shawn Long as the third center. That means he'll have a hard time surpassing the 16.3 minutes he averaged a season ago and could potentially even see his playing time diminish. He'll struggle to make an impact in Fantasy leagues.
After going undrafted in 2014, Black caught on with Houston, playing 25 games before being waived in order to accommodate the signing of Josh Smith. He was claimed off waivers by the Lakers at the end of December, and given the lack of quality big men, he was able to put up some decent numbers. Overall, in his 63 games, of which 39 were starts, Black averaged 6.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.3 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 19 minutes. He shot 58 percent from the field but just 55 percent from free-throw line, falling into that inauspicious group who shoots better from the field than from the stripe. A big man who can't shoot or block shots, which is what Black essentially is, has limited appeal in the NBA, but his aggressive rebounding, 7.2 per game in the season's last month, was something that allowed him to have some use in fantasy leagues for certain stretches of the season. With Roy Hibbert now in town, Black will be battling Robert Sacre for the backup minutes at center, and it appears unlikely he'd be able to beat out Hibbert to become a starter, despite Hibbert's much-publicized issues the past couple of seasons.
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Double-doubles in spot start
CHouston Rockets
April 12, 2018
Black went for 12 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-6 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks across 38 minutes in a 96-83 loss to the Kings on Wednesday.
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Starting at center in finale
CHouston Rockets
April 11, 2018
Black will start at center for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Kings, Rockets play-by-play announcer Craig Ackerman reports.
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Questionable with back injury
CHouston Rockets
April 6, 2018
Black is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Thunder due to lower back stiffness.
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Fills stat sheet in win
CHouston Rockets
April 6, 2018
Black tallied two points (1-2 FG, 0-2 FT), four rebounds, two blocks and one steal across 15 minutes during the Rockets' narrow 96-94 win over Portland on Thursday.
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Returns to bench Wednesday
CHouston Rockets
February 28, 2018
Black will return to the bench as Clint Capela returns to the starting lineup, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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