Houston’s Trevor Ariza: ‘We aren’t playing hard enough’

Trevor Ariza and the Rockets have struggled out of the gates.
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There has been a lot of debate about what's wrong with the Houston Rockets, or why they have been so inconsistent to start the season.

Veteran forward Trevor Ariza seems to think he has the answer.

After a tough weekend that included losses to the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks, Ariza vocalized his concerns about the team's energy and effort levels. 

Here's what Ariza told Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com:

“As a team we’re not playing hard enough,” forward Trevor Ariza said at Monday's shootaround. “A team is not one individual, its everybody. So we have to get it together. We're slacking and that’s not the type of team we are, that’s not the type of personalities we have as individuals. Whatever the case may be, we have to snap out of it and get it together.”

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