The Houston Rockets are still trying to figure out how to blend the talents of James Harden and Jeremy Lin.
Getting their starting guards back on the court together would help.
Harden and Lin are both questionable with ankle injuries Wednesday night when the Rockets try to avoid a season-high fourth straight defeat with the league-worst Washington Wizards in town.
The addition of Lin, who signed in July after a breakout season with New York, appeared to be the Rockets' headlining-grabbing move during their busy offseason, but that changed four days before opening night with the surprising deal that landed Harden from Oklahoma City.
While that move has certainly given Houston (9-11) a top-flight scorer - last season's Sixth Man of the Year is averaging 24.7 points - the chemistry between the pair is still a work in progress.
Harden is hitting a career-worst 34.5 percent from 3-point range and committing a career-high 4.1 turnovers per game, while Lin has underperformed, shooting...