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What's up with Harden?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by JW86, Oct 27, 2019.

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What is up with Harden's bad body language?

  1. Referees not giving him his usual FTs and calling him for offensive fouls

    62 vote(s)
    36.3%
  2. Shooting slump

    71 vote(s)
    41.5%
  3. Feeling like he's owed free throws

    24 vote(s)
    14.0%
  4. Adjusting to new defensive schemes

    10 vote(s)
    5.8%
  5. Adjusting to new offense / faster pace

    27 vote(s)
    15.8%
  6. It's always been there, just magnified due to bad shooting

    34 vote(s)
    19.9%
  7. Not ready for the start of the season mentally

    17 vote(s)
    9.9%
  8. Thought he or the team could coast through first few weeks

    11 vote(s)
    6.4%
  9. What bad body language, he's still putting in work (sarcastic)

    7 vote(s)
    4.1%
  10. No seriously, he's fine.

    43 vote(s)
    25.1%
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  1. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    No newbs are never better than this
     
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  2. N2bnfunn

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    Every year at the beginning of the NBA Season Harden is Trippin ... and he will go Brain Dead at anytime ...
     
  3. Mr. Clutch

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    And in the playoffs
     
  4. Elephant810

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    Overall who cares. We’ve seen Harden shoot like garbage for a few games before. He’s still the best scorer and possibly playmaker in the league, and Russ isn’t too far behind....
     
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  5. vlaurelio

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    Yeah he definitely held back that championship coach and cast around him
     
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    a foul is a foul idiot!!

     
  7. riko

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    Yep Russ has surprised me how good he really is . I’ll take him overrated curry anyday. Look at Curry being exposed now that he actually has to carry a team. Harden for years was carrying a bunch of scrubs on his back to 50 plus wins. Curry will be lucky to win 45 this season. Russ is better then overrated curry. Harden is without a doubt better
     
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  8. RustyHarden

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    Russ plays with a vigor that can't be matched. Love his energy. Hoping for smarter situational play with games on the line
     
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    I think if he could reach 35%+ on 3 point field goals we'll be a legit contender.
     
  10. bilaal14

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    0% worried about the MVP of the NBA....he is going to just fine....2 games into the season....
     
  11. Elephant810

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    When both are on the floor Harden should play off ball more since he can shoot.
    Off topic I know... but have you watched Ja Morant. He’s like when Beard and Brodie have kid. Supremely Athlete like Russ with the offensive refinement and handle of Harden. I think skys limit for him.
     
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    Unfortunately I haven't. Never had time for college ball but will look out for his highlights. Heard great things
     
  13. leeallen

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    Just like Breg, Harden will figure it out.
     
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  14. fchowd0311

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    With Bregman, it's just bad luck, with Harden it's flat out being lazy. Dude gives up on plays as soon as things don't go his way. He slow walks all the time and ball watches all the time. Dude is lazy when he isn't dribbling the ball between his legs.
     
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    two games in, it's time to panic
     
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    saying hes better is imho almost an insult to harden, harden is at least 2 levels above curry basketballwise

    on the other hand had harden been spared from unfriendly whistle like curry or was playing in the east for the last decade like lebron, or playing for a media friendly team(say lakers) theres no telling how much better he would be
    he would have been voted president of use by now had 8 finals appearances, 6 rings and multiple 70+ wins seasons
     
  17. topfive

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    I agree. Non-pure™* fans should hit the eject button now.

    Hey, bandwagon jumpers, I hear the Lakers might win it all this year.

    * official @tinman-trademarked phrase
     
    #97 topfive, Oct 28, 2019
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  18. fchowd0311

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    We've been seeing this type of play by Harden for years now minus a couple of seasons. These are ingrained habits and they are only going to get worse as he ages.

    The Rockets can survive the regular season with Harden being the laziest player in the NBA when he doesn't have the ball in his hands but that **** doesn't fly well against elite teams in the playoffs. It makes the offense immensely predictable.
     
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    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Somebody send 3 big booty strippers to this man's house NOW!
     
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