The official James Harden is not a legitimate #1 option thread

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  1. hikanoo49

    hikanoo49 Member

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    James is a good player but there are few that can be a legitimate #1 player on a team and carry a team

    Here are some stats of Joe Johnson (his best year) and they are eerily similar

    FG % 41.4
    3 pt FG% 0.381
    FT %0.748
    Rebs 4.2
    Assists 4.4
    Steals 1.0
    Pts 25.0


    James like Joe Johnson is a high volume shooter and drastically loses his efficiency once he is a #1 option. I am not saying Harden will NEVER get there but as of now he is not a legitimate #1 and has not shown to elevate his team mates play.

    Thoughts Clutchfans?
     
  2. AroundTheWorld

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    Proud to have given this thread 1 star.
     
  3. Clutch

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    Personally, I'm thrilled the Rockets have Harden as a #1 option.
     
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  4. split41

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    Joe Johnson's best year ≠ Harden this year.

    This is not going to be Harden's best year as a rocket. He's still learning and adapting to his top dog position. I say reassess after 3-4 years when he's in his prime (if we don't get a superior star).
     
  5. txppratt

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    disagree.

    his shooting percetage will increase as the rockets team improves. just wait til morey pairs him with a scoring big.
     
  6. jayhow92

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    Great analysis. 5 stars. Would read again. :rolleyes:
     
  7. split41

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    Sorry I meant

    Joe Johnson's best year ≠ Harden's best year.
     
  8. haiti1804

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    Horrible thread!James Harden is a boss!dude is 23 averaging 26/5/5 are you freaking kidding me??! :confused: Johnson can't hold Harden's jock strap,..so many knee jerk threads after a couple bad performances out of a completely drained Harden...ridiculous!
     
  9. RedHotRockets01

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    And the award for dumbest thread EVER goes to............
     
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    So JJ's best statistical season is similar to Harden's 1st season as a number one guy when he is only 23 years old. Yeah I'm happy to have Harden.
     
  11. Rocket_Man_2.0

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    Then who do you suggest the rockets should've gone after...:rolleyes::confused:
     
  12. JayGoogle

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    #1 Option is overrated any ways.

    Get another perennial all-star or even two more and it won't even matter any more whose the #1 option or the #2 option.
     
  13. gorockets2009

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    Great analysis. 5 stars. Harden is better off the bench.
     
  14. Cstyle42

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    Bet the guy that started this thread has no problem with Lin being the #1 option.
     
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    So Joe Johnsons best season = James Harden first season learning to play as the #1 option and starting for the first time in the nba?

    oh ok.
     
  17. HOU_ROCKETS1

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    lol what a joke, iam guessing your a lin fan
     
  18. thedude077

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    Worst thread ever. He's only 23 years old and he will only get better. And he's in his first year as the number 1 option. 0 star thread WON'T READ AGAIN.
    Wait until he's 25 or 28. Peace.
     
  19. Jenopogi

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    lay-off the ****. we talking harden here. not anyone. JJ to harden comparison is out of whack. harden all day including wednesday. classic knee-jerk thread.

    well, i think most are expecting this after the loosing streak. guess no one is immune against criticisms on the rockets org.
     
  20. apollo33

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    So harden would never improve Right?
     

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