Jeremy Lin has been playin great as of late and the Rockets are playing great! He has got his Shooting percentage up from about 36% to 43% as of now , has been hitting double digit assists in many of his recent games. He looks to be meshing better with Harden now. Offensively Houston has been lights out , and have a 11-2 record vs. Eastern Conference teams. I believe Lin has turned the corner and i believe Houston is gonna make the playoffs .
Lin will be up and down his whole career. The Rockets very well could make the playoffs but they are only going as far as Harden can take them. The real issue with the team is they need help inside. They don't really have anyone to throw the ball into and score. Asik is great on D and rebounding but 30+ mins of virtually no offense from your center isn't a great recipe for sustained success.
I disagree, alot of teams now get virtually no scoring from their center and are still very successful. Look at OKC and the Clippers. This team is young and exciting to watch
They have Ibaka and Griffin so they don't get scoring from there Centers but there PFs score pretty well. Not to mention they have quite a bit more talent around them then the Rockets do. I really meant they have no interior scoring but was just calling out Asik.
I think that offensive punch inside can be Patrick Paterson... he was playin great before he got injured.. but it is not that necesarry to have a bunch of scoring inside cuz Mchale wants them playin at a fast pace and is using alot of Chandler Parsons at the 4.. but i get ur point
I was surprised to see Asik is averaging over 10 ppg but he isn't a guy you can throw the ball to in the post to get big buckets...Patterson might be that guy but I am not totally sold on him either.