I've only seen about a quarter and a half of the "Speed Racer" Rockets, I see the potential for this team to grow and become a dominant unit next season. However right now, they're still 'short' a post presence inside.
Kevin Martin will become more of a dominant offensive player in this offense once he is moved into the starting 5.
Jared Jeffries is a guy to keep an eye on. I remember watching him during Indiana's Final 4 run (a run which concluded with a loss to Maryland in the championship game, but all the same, he looked good). I don't know what he'll bring on a night-to-night basis, but for those of you clamoring to bench the Chuckwagon, Jeffries played rather well last night.
However, I have another glaring concern from the Rockets: how come the team's now best offensive post presence has only passed the 30 minute mark in minutes played ONCE this month. Lets take a look at this month so far:
Feb 2: vs GS: 23:16min, 10pts, 8rbd
Feb 5: at Mem: 23:10min, 12pts, 6rbd
Feb 6: vs Phi: 24:44min, 8pts, 1rbd
Feb 9: at Mia: 28:43min, 12pts, 7rbd
Feb 16: vs Utah: 29.12min, 14pts, 6rbd
Feb 17: at Mil: 25:47min, 10pts, 9rbd
Feb 20: vs Ind: 37:15min, 25pts, 11rbd
Feb 21: at NOR: 23:18min, 12pts, 11rbd
The Carl Landry trade pretty much makes it even more necessary to play Scola more than a mere 30:18 per game. I've always thought Luis was Houston's best all-around player this season. Anyone want to explain this to me? While we've gotten taller, we have lost some of that girth and physicality that Landry so desperately infused into this team.
Either that, or perhaps the Rockets team MVP this year is Kyle Lowry?