After Sunday’s debacle against Miami, the Red94 crew got together to discuss what was wrong with the Houston Rockets. And as Rahat observed, even yesterday’s victory against Oklahoma City does not just make those problems go away.
Here are our thoughts:
McGuire: Allow me to begin this commiserating session by pointing out two things.
I might actually try Harrell with the starting group, if things don’t pick up here quickly. And that might seem like an overreaction to his play, and to Jones’, but it wouldn’t be intended as a response to each player’s performance thus far. Jones historically, or at least last year, has fared better coming off the bench, seemingly playing with more energy. Harrell, as we’ve seen, already brings it, and might serve to jump start the starting unit. They’ve looked completely dead, and the switch might jump start Jones as well. There aren’t really many options for moving parts around with Harden, Howard, and Ariza already entrenched. And I don’t think it’s time yet to pull the plug on Lawson as a starter.