Rockets following leadership of former Cat Chuck Hayes

Chuck Hayes
Chuck Hayes - photo by Karen Warren | Chronicle

The idea — more of a Rick Adelman order than a notion — was to have Kyle Lowry and become more vocal.  That job had fallen to Shane Battier. The practice speeches and timeout demands were his. The Rockets heard his voice before they huddled and when they gathered. When Battier was traded, the Rockets knew that more than the starting small forward would change.  But that voice in their ears turned out to be just the start.

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