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Harden is declining

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Highlyrated, Mar 8, 2020.

  1. Mr. Space City

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    He was good in February, but he’s been awful lately.

    And it’s more than “He needs a Pick and Roll Bigman”, because he was awful in January with Capela.
     
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    he had a good February
     
  3. YOLO

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    for his standards not really. it was still below what a usual norm would be
     
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  4. kingkingston

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    no you just expect that 40ppg is the norm for him when it it was normal for anyone to average that

    31ppg on 46 percent shooting is great
     
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  5. YOLO

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    actually i don't. there's no such thing as a player doing that over the course of a year. but i expect him to still be the efficient harden hes been through his career. regardless of how much scoring he does. this stretch since december has been the opposite of that.
     
  6. Blackjack84

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    and just what the hell was that gone do
     
  7. Zboy

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    You dont average nearly 40 pts a game for a couple of months and then all of the sudden drop like a rock. That's not how decline works lol.

    He is slower and cant jump as high. Watch his extension on his side-step or back-step 3s. Barely any separation compared to early on in the season.

    There is an injury.

    My issue is not the injury or the fact that he is not playing well.

    My issue with him and the Rockets is the handling of his injury and the situation.

    He should have shut it down much earlier and let it completely heal. If he wasnt going to do it then the Rockets coaches and management should have stepped in.

    This club, from the players, to the coaches, and management, put waaaay too much emphasis on regular season. Their priorities are messed up.

    Harden legit needed loaded management and him and the Rockets messed it up big time.
     
  8. cdxiong

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    Between him and Westbrook, I would still keep Harden.
     
  9. Mr. Clutch

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    No, he just quit.
     
  10. kingkingston

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    he was efficient in February.......it is crazy when people belt on him and expect him to be perfect
     
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    Does it ever occur to you that he's not 100% healthy? During the first couple months of the season he was balling out of control. All of a sudden, he's not able to buy a bucket. How could he be playing his best basketball for a couple months, flowed by the worst stretch of his career! I'm willing to bet that he's got some recurring injury that's been nagging him for some time now
     
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  12. MD_in_Training

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    It’s more likely injury than decline. It was too rapid
     
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    Agreed you can also see it with the way they have handled Eric Gordon... We need a new coach and head athletic training get rid of Keith Jones
     
  14. Rocketman7

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    Harden Era coming to an end and Im so glad about that
     
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    keep in mind it was also a short month. it was obviously much better than prior to the dec-jan stretch but hes back to square one now. but you could also say this is worse than that. he looks all out of it as does the team
     
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    Both James switch on the Playoff model button:

    LeBron James, towards the upper side (After all star);
    James Harden, towards the down side (a month ago);
     
  17. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    i wouldn’t.
     
  18. aliadiere25

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    Another thread about bashing Harden. How original.
     
  19. aliadiere25

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    These guys don't do their research. They also forget he's pretty much let Westbrook be our main ball handler.
     
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  20. Rocket River

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    He needs to sit for a while

    Rocket River
     
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