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Houston Rockets Training Camp: Day 1 Post Practice Videos

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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The Houston Rockets players have begun the process of their 2015-16 journey lacing up their sneakers and learning the new schemes head coach Kevin McHale is looking to implement this season.

Following their first practice player and coach videos were released (click on the tweets to view full video).

Kevin McHale:

Some major take aways from his post practice interview were:

  • Donatas Motiejunas isn’t even running yet
  • Terrence Jones and Patrick Beverley in particular looked fresh (read: they’ve added something this summer and are focused)
  • McHale is intent on the players making better quick decisions to produce better shots (we’ve heard that repeatedly so it’s a point of emphasis)
  • Ty Lawson was good his first day out and is picking up the concepts quickly

Kevin McHale: Post Practice 9/29/15 http://t.co/x5S5a9kp3y via @houstonrockets

— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) September 30, 2015

James Harden:

  • Spoke of easing Ty Lawson into the team schemes and said he’s already “ridiculous” so he was definitely impressed
  • Continues to talk about improving as a leader (watch his eyes during the interview as he’s dialed in obviously watching someone shooting)
  • His off season of rest and conditioning and spoke to using spin classes and the pool to rest his knees

James Harden: Post Practice 9/29/15 http://t.co/c3Iy92vG3C via @houstonrockets

— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) September 30, 2015

Ty Lawson:

  • Building camaraderie.
  • L.A. gathering helped him figure out where players want the ball
  • Focus on creating shots for everyone as well as figuring out how to best take advantage of when he and Harden are on the floor
  • Looks and sounds SUPREMELY CONFIDENT

Ty Lawson: Post Practice 9/29/15 http://t.co/WkWCvIqSyk via @houstonrockets

— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) September 30, 2015

Corey Brewer:

  • Happy to be reunited with Ty Lawson
  • Excited to start the season
  • Working out with many of the players leading up to training camp has helped develop chemistry

Corey Brewer: Post Practice 9/29/15 http://t.co/rvBw3efKag via @houstonrockets

— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) September 30, 2015

Overall the first day sounds like it focused on just getting the rust off and building chemistry. We’ll keep you posted on these little hints as training camp continues and as always stay with Space City Scoop for all your Houston Rockets News.

Next: Rockets Round Table Training Camp & Preseason Segment

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