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Houston Rockets Training Camp Video Diary – October 5th

By Tamberlyn Richardson

We continue our video diary series following Houston Rockets practice during training camp from Monday October 5th, 2015.

On the court we get interviews from head coach Kevin McHale as well as James Harden and Trevor Ariza:

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Kevin McHale:

  • Notes he’s not overly excited for preseason and would rather just get to the regular season games.
  • He mentions they still need to increase their pace (speed)
  • Notes Motiejunas is still out as well as Montrezl Harrell with a minor injury
  • McHale is most looking forward to getting his first 8 or 9 guys working well together (chemistry)

Kevin McHale: Post Practice 10/05/15 via @houstonrockets

— Tamberlyn's Tip-Off (@TTOTambz) October 7, 2015

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James Harden:

  • Excited to play against someone other than each other (re: first preseason game)
  • Says the main thing they’ll look at versus Memphis is being aggressive
  • Harden noted they want to play with an extremely high pace, but LIMIT turnovers
  • He also spoke highly of K.J. McDaniels saying he’s really grown and is “thinking” the game much better

James Harden: Post Practice 10/05/15 via @houstonrockets

— Tamberlyn's Tip-Off (@TTOTambz) October 7, 2015

Trevor Ariza:

  • Spoke about the wisdom of having a veteran players who can speak directly to the young guys (like Jason Terry) who has championship experience and there isn’t anything he hasn’t seen at this point in his career
  • Ariza spoke on how the team is working on different line-ups and positions for players and are using training camp to adapt
  • He’s impressed with Sam Dekker‘s work ethic.

Trevor Ariza: Post Practice 10/05/15 via @houstonrockets

— Tamberlyn's Tip-Off (@TTOTambz) October 7, 2015

Make sure to check out the Space City Scoop Round Table Series and our Player Profile Series as we gear up for the regular season.

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