Noteworthy discussion points:
- Head coach Kevin McHale will take over the reigns for the first time since the death of his beloved daughter. More on McHale's return at Rockets.com.
- Not only is Derek Fisher back on an NBA team, but he is starting. How does this keep happening?
- Dirk Nowitzki is obviously still out and will likely remain out until 2013, according to the Dallas Morning News. More at Mavs Moneyball.