Jodie Meeks, the teams third leading scorer, is set to return from Thursday after suffering an ankle injury against the Minnesota Timberwolves after just one minute of action.
The Lakers went 2-3 without Meeks in the lineup.
When Meeks returns Thursday, he’ll actually be the teams leading scorer of active players.
Pau Gasol (17 ppg) is questionable and Nick Young (16.9 ppg) is currently out.
Meeks has averaged a career highs of 14.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.4 steals on career high shooting numbers of 44.9 fg% and 40.3% from 3.
Jordan Farmar (hamstring) and Steve Nash (back) may also be active for the Lakers against the Rockets.
The Lakers will welcome Dwight Howard for the first time this season after seeing him depart via free agency.