I've been pleased with the Rockets overall this season. We have large expectations, excess pressure from the media, and we had to work out any chemistry issues that come with adding a new starter-- 2 new starters if you count Jones. Add on a slew of injuries to basically everyone but Howard (ironically enough) and I'm fine with the overall state we're in.
The thing that obviously urks me and I'm sure other readers on this site, is that we've lost games that we should have won. The Lakers, Dallas the second time, the hated Jazz, the Suns, the Kings, Philly- I would even argue the Blazers the second time.
I think a lot of these losses can be contributed to poor shooting and poor defense-- especially around the perimeter.
I've decided to conveniently forget some of our earlier losses, but for our recent outing in Portland, we only hit 5 three-pointers. No one could make them fall! And yet we had a shot to win. I think we should have given Brewer a shot. If he had the hot hand it could have saved us.
When we have an off night shooting, I really want them to see if he can knock down shots. When we're stagnant in the 2nd quarter with our second unit and no hope in site, give the man a chance!
I was under the impression that we brought Brewer in for his defense. If so, why are we not using him? There have been many games when we could have used a shut down defender in our secondary, or anytime Harden was resting. I am not alone-- many trade talks discuss how the Rockets need a backup for Harden who can knock down 3s and be a strong, shut-down wing defender. We might have this guy on our roster but are not giving him a chance.
I do not believe he should instantly be part of the rotation, but on an off-night, what else do we have to lose?