Southwest Notes: McHale, Lawson, Chalmers

Kevin McHale is displeased with his team’s effort and defense amid a 4-7 start, and he admits he’s thinking of moving marquee trade acquisition Ty Lawson to the bench, observes Calvin Watkins of, though Patrick Beverley hurt his ankle over the weekend. Sources close to the team tell Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders that they wonder whether the players aren’t listening to McHale or if the roster is simply composed of ill-fitting parts. GM Daryl Morey refused comment when ESPN’s Marc Stein asked about the team’s struggles, Watkins relays. See more from around the Southwest Division, where Houston isn’t the only team with a problem:

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One thought on “Southwest Notes: McHale, Lawson, Chalmers

  1. Arthur Hill

    Lawson is a great playmaker, but he’s not a good defender. When he’s in the starting lineup with James Harden and either Terrence Jones or Marcus Thornton, it’s not surprising that the Rockets are having defensive problems. When Pat Beverley is ready to go again, Kevin McHale should shake things up and make him a starter.

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