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Should Beverley start over Lin? (Or at least get more minutes?)

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.

No cursing in title. No pirated material, such as links to online game streams. Do not cut/paste entire sections of content from other websites. Thanks.

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