Found February 22, 2013 on NESN.com:
Making a deal at the trade deadline can seem like a good idea on paper, but there’s no telling what swapping players will do to ever-important team chemistry. The Houston Rockets may be finding that out the hard way. At 30-26, the Rockets looked pretty good with the trade deadline approaching — until a Wednesday night, six-player deal dismantled a good chunk of the squad that got Houston to the No. 8 seed. The players were predictably caught off guard, with the three players the Rockets gave up — Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney Douglas — leaving the team just as Houston was about to tip off against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Jeremy Lin, who spent a good part of this season getting used to the chemistry of his new team after making his start with the Knicks last year, was among those jolted by the news. “That was pretty much the worst thing,” Lin said after the game, according to CSN Houston. “It sucks because we’re a close-knit team, and we actually really, really care abo...
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