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McHale, Rockets want more from Troy Daniels, Jeremy Lin 'takes sane approach' - Rocket Fuel

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The same cannot be said for Jeremy Lin's fans.

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It's the home stretch of the preseason, and the picture of who will be playing when the games really begin is starting to become clearer. To the links!

Rockets want improved all-around game from shooter Daniels | Houston Chronicle

Not a surprise, but Feigen tells us McHale wants more than just shooting from Troy Daniels. I said the same thing in my player preview of Daniels from last week.

McHale experiments with player pairings | Houston Chronicle

Kevin McHale told reporters that the last four preseason games would be used to not only figure out the rotation, but also to figure who best fits with whom on the floor.

It’s Ish Smith vs. Isaiah Canaan for backup point guard | Ultimate Rockets

Coach McHale said "I'm not going to play three point guards... so one of those guys will sit." I've been pushing for Smith until this point, but Canaan has improved every game. If he keeps doing that he'll win the job.

Jeremy Lin takes sane approach to his opportunity with the Lakers | LA Times

A great feature from L.A. Times beat reporter Mike Bresnahan on the transition of Jeremy Lin from Linsanity, to Rockets bench hand, to a key component (amazingly) of the Lakers' playoff hopes.

Rockets' additions of Ariza, Terry making big difference | The Monitor: Houston Rockets

The Monitor says the Rockets got just what they needed this offseason when they signed Jason Terry and Trevor Ariza. No mention of Chris Bosh in this story, which kind of seems like an oversight.

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