I was going to put this in the "It's pretty evident we're a better team when Lin is the primary ball handler" Thread but that one has officially gone to hell. So I started up a new one. There is some other stuff about the Suns & Pistons but I just copied the Rockets part. Lock if already posted. James Harden and Jeremy Lin almost never play separately Harden and Lin have been on the court together for 495 minutes this season and been outscored by 1.4 pts/100. Harden’s played just 126 minutes without Lin, and Lin has played just 55 minutes without Harden. Overall, the Rockets have outscored their opponents by 0.3 pts/100 with Harden on the court, meaning they’ve outscored opponents by 7.0 pts/100 when Harden has played without Lin. The Rockets have been outscored by 0.8 pts/100 with Lin on the court, meaning in the 55 minutes he’s played without Harden, the Rockets have outscored opponents by 4.6 pts/100. Just a hunch, but it might be time to start splitting them up more often. Also interesting, the Rockets score at a higher per possession rate when either Harden or Lin is off the floor than when they’re on it. Probably because they play most of their minutes together, and that combination hasn’t exactly been successful. http://www.hardwoodparoxysm.com/2012/12/04/adventures-in-lineup-misadventures/ Some more stats from an insider article posted here (Thanks Arthur): http://bbs.clutchfans.net/showpost.php?p=7392822&postcount=2576 Situation Pts Poss. ORtg Diff Lin + Harden 896 876 102.3 -- Lin, no Harden 101 96 104.3 +2.0 Harden, no Lin 248 235 105.6 +3.3 Frankly I am of the opinion that the Rockets should have them keep playing together so that they figure things out. Season is still very young & the fact that the point differential (between on the court/off the court stats) for bother players aren't significantly bigger, is a good thing. Considering also that this is the youngest team in the NBA that had no training camp, is missing their head coach, and has been together for just about a month. Rocket fans should be please. I have a lot of other opinions that support the premise of forcing them to learn to play with one another but I can save those for another time. Just some fun facts to stimulate lively discussion in a constructive manner.