The Houston Rockets, losers of two in a row, are struggling. And according to Carlos Delfino, much of the blame should be placed on their all-too-predictable offensive attack. Per the Houston Chronicle: “We become too predictable sometimes,’ Delfino said. ‘Just because we know we have a guy like James [Harden] creating and Jeremy [Lin], even if you are going to finish with pick-and-roll, from my point of view, you should be able to get another play before that pick-and-roll happens. It’s better to finish with a pick-and-roll in the last 10 seconds than the first five or 10 seconds, because the defense is already set.’ The Rockets said that running a more free-flowing offense will come as they become accustomed to one another. ‘Even though James is a pick-and-roll, pick-and-pop player and that’s what we run, it’s still all about getting that feel for one another on the court, realizing what James likes to do, realizing what Jeremy likes to do, being in the right spot at the right time, whether we like to pop, whether we know when to roll at the right time,’ forward Patrick Patterson said. ‘We’ll get it down. It’s still early, but it’s going to continue to happen until we get more of a feel for one another.'”
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