Originally written on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 10/23/14
HOUSTON - Unforeseen circumstances prevented what should have been the most intriguing aspect of the first day of Rockets camp from being precisely that: First-year coach Kevin McHale finally got his players on the court. Of course, instead of answering questions about his initial session with the Rockets' youthful roster, McHale was peppered with queries seeking answers on how he managed the mess NBA commissioner David Stern left him by vetoing the trade that would have sent guards Kevin Martin and Goran Dragic and forward Luis Scola to the New Orleans Hornets. Eventually the conversation steered to what unfolded on the court, and given the hastened arrival of training camp and the compressed window of time the Rockets have to prepare for their opener in Orlando against the Magic on Dec. 26, McHale witnessed exactly what he anticipated. "Not good," McHale said when asked to evaluate practice. "Put in too much stuff, they got confused, and just a typical first day. They worked h...
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