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James Harden is gonna get screwed over again in MVP Voting

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by HardenTime, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. pippendagimp

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    smile, there's justice in the world :)

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  2. OTMax

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    You know what I've noticed about Harden's defense, his initial defense is very solid, but as soon as he's beat even for a split second he rarely puts in the effort to go really after it a second or third time. He usually does that lame attempt at a steal, but he knows he's beat and he kind of accepts that. I wish he would get mad and get fired up for getting scored on. However, it doesn't faze him at all. That's why I think he will never be the best he can be. The great thing I loved about a guy like Maxwell is how he would take it personal and yes it would turn selfish in that he would try to get a bucket after he got scored on, sometimes leading to some ill-advised three point shootouts, but still. Harden has to care a little about letting his team down? My guess is if he doesn't that he figures he makes up for it and more on offense.
     
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    deserves its own thread
     
  4. vlaurelio

    vlaurelio Contributing Member

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    so you say you love Maxwell because he get's back at the opponent by getting a bucket of his own

    but Harden doesn't care inspite of getting buckets for the rockets either by himself or setting up others?
     
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    larsv8 Contributing Member

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    So yea, if Harden is all of a sudden a 40% 3 point shooter, that's kinda a game changer.
     
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    Playing 40+ minutes a game has something to do with it too.
     
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  7. OTMax

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    Exactly. Way to go, your reading skills and comprehension of my argument are impeccable..
     
  8. vlaurelio

    vlaurelio Contributing Member

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    you deny that Harden gets back at opponents scoring on him by scoring back on them and winning?
     
  9. OTMax

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    Nope, I am not. That was not my argument, but I know how you like to exaggerate to get others to think to give you a like or support your conclusion of what I said.
     
  10. DreamShook

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    I've noticed it too. Harden is great, but that little extra effort would make the Rockets almost unstoppable.
     
  11. Daddy Long Legs

    Daddy Long Legs H- Town Harden

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    I'd say something to him about his flat earther, but its a waste. Just like his tweet.

    Cant wait for his whines on Saturday.
     
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  14. kingkingston

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    Harden will win the MVP and become the first player to win the Players MVP twice
     
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    Obviously giving more effort on everything would be better in the ideal world. But even Westbrook, the guy everyone think is never tired, takes a lot of plays off on defense. Harden needs to find the optimal balance between offense/defense and playing-minutes to produce best results long term. It's a marathon, the guys racing with full strength at the beginning flames out first.
     
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    Not a travel. Just ridiculous footwork. Harden squeezed in a couple extra micro steps during his gather.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the NBA decides to call that differently next year, though.
     
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    it’s amazing how after all these years defenders still can’t help themselves from reaching in on Harden...the scouting report says don’t reach, the film shows that u shouldn’t reach, the coaching staff makes it a point of emphasis, yet players continue to do it all the time
     
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    Even the league decided to invent a new rule to stop Harden and yet he always find a way to fool the defense and get hisa baskets and fouls. Unbelievable
     
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    It's because theres nothing they can do..it would be simply layup after layup
     

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