Coach Rick Adelman said the changes to his Rockets rotation, with Trevor Ariza coming out of the game in the first quarter of Monday’s Atlanta game and not playing at all in the fourth, were particular to the matchup with the Hawks, and not necessarily an ongoing change.
“I think he’s just lost a little bit of confidence,” Adelman said. “Every player is different in how he gets through it. We’ve had a number of guys struggle recently, be up and down. Trevor has to play with more aggression and be more positive.
“With Trevor, there are so many ways he can help us win. It’s not just shooting the ball. He can be a very good rebounder. He can be active defensively. He can be a facilitator with the ball. There’s other ways to do it and not put so much pressure that you have to score.
“I believe in giving a person a chance and you have to stick with him.”
By “he can be a facilitator with the ball”, unless Rick Adelman means just bringing it up and handing it off to Aaron Brooks, I would have to say I am pretty confused…