Houston Rockets to try a smaller lineupPosted by Inside Hoops
Here’s the Houston Chronicle on the Rockets shaking up their lineup:
The Rockets’ great two-centers experiment could be over.
If not over, it will likely be put on hiatus. With matchups against the smaller lineups of the 76ers tonight and Knicks on Thursday ahead, Rockets coach Kevin McHale apparently decided it is too big to succeed, at least for now.
McHale would not specify the lineup change he had in mind, but said there would be a change to go smaller than the combination of Dwight Howard and Omer Asik that has started every game this season. Second-year forward Terrence Jones started the second half on Monday and played 32 minutes, 15 more than he had played in the season’s first seven games combined. Omri Casspi has received the bulk of the minutes at power forward off the bench.
“We’re going to try something different here these next couple games with the big lineup,” McHale said. “I looked at that. Mixed results on the whole thing. With matchups, guys are a little smaller, so we’re going to go a little smaller.”