First off: Please don't kill me.
Second off: I know it's really early to make such a statement, but I feel like P Bev's fresher legs and more inspired play is just the kick in the pants Houston needs to get out of this funk. I am a huge Lin fan (confession time: The whole reason I'm following the Rockets is because of Jeremy and on a lesser extent Harden), but his inconsistent play is both frustrating to watch and hurting the team in a bad way. When you can't trust your point guard to make the right decisions, things fall apart. I feel like that's exactly what's happening in Clutch City.
The whole "bench Lin?" question that was being thrown around a couple of months ago seemed ludicrous strictly because Toney Douglas, while a great spark off the bench, is a laughable option for a starting point guard, even temporarily. But now that we have someone at backup who's playing his head off, I feel like it's not such a crazy idea anymore. Plus, it's becoming clear that unless Lin learns how to play with Harden (and not the other way around... I'm a Linaholic, but this is Harden's team plain and simple) then the destinies of Jeremy and Houston were not meant to intertwine. Perhaps giving Patrick more playing time will be a good way to test the waters of a Lin-less Rockets team?
I'm probably beating the rotting and decaying pile of meat that was once a horse with this post, but I wanted to know TDS's opinion on the state of things to come in the future.