32-year old starting small forward Shane Battier needs to give the Rockets more if he’s going to keep his job in the starting lineup. Battier has played in 22 games (all starts) so far this year and he is averaging 30.6 minutes, 8.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 blocked shots per game. His shooting has been way off so far this year as he is hitting only 41% from the floor, 35.3% from the three point line and 68% from the free throw line. It doesn’t matter how much defense Battier plays if he’s going to hamstring the offense.
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