Notes from Rockets shootaround

I just finished listening in on Kevin McHale’s media session today before the Jazz game. He had some interesting comments about where the Rockets are right now.

With the new additions they made at the trade deadline he quoted that  transition defense has become a problem for them.

Prior to the trade deadline he felt as though they had fixed that issue with the new players in a lack of communication between the new players they have not been as good in transition defense.

The Rockets are the number 1 pace of play team in the NBA. This game largely be dictated by pace of play.

If you recall the last meeting between the Rockets and the Jazz, they left Tinsley  wide open double teaming out Jefferson with Jeremy Lin regardless of wherever he was on the floor.

McHale said they probably would not be able to do that with Mo Williams as the point guard.