i am a new houston rockets fan and its unfortunate that once i started watching rockets games they go 0-4 to start the season. I really think the rockets are the deepest teams in the nba and if this group is utilized well they could go very deep in the playoffs. that said i will give what i feel is the reason we are in such a slump and how to improve.. Gaurd play.. aaron brooks looks lazy and frustrated out there he doesnt fight through screens, lets his man get to whereever he wants on the field on defence and generally looks pissed that he did not get a contract extension and for some reason when his shots arent falling he just keeps shooting further and further away. i feel that brooks is the best player on this team(no disrespect to yao) but in order to get back the m.i.p of last season that he was i think that pple should start to realize that this is brooks team and when the expectations on him rise his play will rise and so will his defense...because our problems on defense starts with bad defense from the point which allow penetration and when the other players close in to contain him he just kicks it out to an open perimeter guy for a three but if no one helps he attacks the paint and you know the story.secondly i think yao should come off the bench so that the starters build chemistry knowing that they will each play starter minutes and not worry about any 24 minute restrictions in the game plan, and that will also enable us to maximize scolas post play which is another key to us winning( establish post play early and keep going to it) if this is done we will rearely have prolonged drought spells. And also since the second unit does not have any post presence/leader they will be more willing to defer to a recovering yao. ie.. the starters have brooks/scola as the go to scorers and the second unit has yao and that is our identity because after all is said and done you cant build chemistry without having an identity and thats what we lack now.