Jeremy had a very good game against the Spurs and I actually thought he played decent while in against OKC. However, he did make a few careless decisions with the ball. I can't say I agree with McHale's tough love stance with Jeremy but if thats the case, hold your star player accountable too. Last game, Danny Green starts off 4-4 from three, with Harden no where in sight. Can you imagine how fast JLin would be sent to the bench if that was his man? First, OKC basket, Harden jogs back and doesn't even pick up his man who is wide open for a layup.
Memo to McHale: They will not make the playoffs with Harden playing this kind of defense. If Steph Curry and David Lee can play defense, Harden can if held accountable. Coach Pop holds all of his players accountable. Did you hear that he lit into Duncan and Parker during their game?
I have another question for Coach McHale. Why in the world has Cole Aldrich been in the past few games? He hasn't provided anything but turnovers. You have Greg Smith who's been playing great in very limited minutes ready to go. I just don't get it. If Smith got the 17 minutes against the Spurs instead of Cole, the Rockets likely win.
Please realize that even though McHale was a great player, he has been terrible so far as a coach (.456 winning percentage before this season). As much as Jeremy needs to prove himself and improve, Coach McHale needs to as well.
Lastly, here is a question for GM Morey. How do expect to go to the playoffs without any veterans? I can't think of one team thats ever made the playoffs without at least a few. I don't count Delfino, as I actually think the team plays better without him. We need a Carl Landry or Jared Jack type. Someone who is basically a vet who has started in the past and can bring some much needed leadership.