It's from the Chron, not the Rocket's website, but I'm posting it anyway.
McHale really, really wants the Dwight/Asik combo to work. He knows it might not work, but he still really wants it too.
He says nice things about Jeremy when prompted. He thinks having more players back will help. He plans to play much the same style as last year. They're trying to improve the team's transition defense, but plan to give basically the same type of half court coverage as they did last year.