Lost in the shuffle between the cry for rookies, Hardon for Harden, and massive influx of Jeremy Lin fans, is of course our brand new center. Whom no one particularly seem to care. But make no mistake. His play have made a lot of impact. Offense: His shooting, and by shooting I mean his dunks/layups/tips, have been really bad, hovering at 35%. This has been very disappointing for someone who supposedly worked on his game in the offseason. But at the very least, I expect him to eventually return to norm at Chicago, which is ~50% shooting, barely goes to the line, and shoot ~50% there too. His offensive rebounding rate is beastly though. Offensive Rating of 71, which is HORRENDOUS. A number I assume would rank him last among any player playing more than 30mpg. The saving grace is that he doesn't do much on offense, so his crappiness is minimized. Defense: He's a rebounding machine, just as advertised. Rockets defense currently ranks #9 in Defensive rating, compared to #17 and #19 in previous two years. This despite a team put together just recently, with teammates basically all under 25. Defensive Rating of 97, which is very good. Unfortunately, does not make up for his inept offense. In Chicago fans say that he hurts his team's scoring as much as he helps shut down their opponent. And numbers back this up. In Houston, he's hurting our offense even more than he help our defense. But his defense is VERY, VERY good. Overall, I'm incredibly impressed. I expect him to anchor our defense for years to come. His lack of offense isn't too big a deal, due to his low usage rate. But I hope he can at least revert back to his offensive norm, which is roughly 1 extra dunk/layup per game than right now. Actually, if he just made one single dunk in the Portland game, we'd be 3-0 right now. Hopefully he gets his dunking skills back.