On Sunday, guard Aaron Brooks received his earliest playing time since his return to the Rockets, getting a call with the offense struggling early in the second quarter. Brooks and coach Kevin McHale did not necessarily consider that a sign that the rotation will change Wednesday night against the Jazz.
“We’re looking at Aaron,” McHale said. “We got some new guys. We’re trying to figure them out. They’re trying to figure our system out. It’s a process of looking at some stuff. We’ll see.”
Brooks said the repetitions at practices were split evenly among him, Patrick Beverley and Jeremy Lin, the starter. He said he has become more comfortable with the schemes since signing March 5. Brooks played just 4½ minutes on Sunday, missing his only shot.
“Every practice you get more and more there, more comfortable,” Brooks said. “You just don’t want to interrupt anything they’ve got going.
“I just think it (Sunday’s playing time) was the time and circumstance. It felt good to get out there. Needed it. It was kind of a shock to the system.”
Brooks gains earlier entry
Houston Chronicle | Mar 20