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James Harden to be named League MVP...

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Nick_713, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. fchowd0311

    fchowd0311 Contributing Member

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    Just enough to handle the ball pretty much all the time and be the most atrocious off the ball guard in the league. Seriously, I've never seen an NBA guard have so much difficulty freeing himself from his defender when he doesn't have the ball in his hands. How many offensive sets have there been this year where someone like Ariza or Bev are at the top of the 3pt line, wasting half the shot clock just to find Harden when Harden is doing that "My defender is holding me" tussle he does then end up with a Trevor Ariza iso play because the shot clock is running out?
     
  2. Nick_713

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    So you didn't read my original post; I said it was inexcusable and can't be justified.

    To directly answer your questions: 1st, NO, I am not putting 0% blame on Harden. I put it all on Harden and his lack of defensive focus and awareness. This is not even trying, and that's simply pathetic on all levels. 2nd, of course it would not hurt the team if he improved his defense for the team overall. Hell, he should improve his defense, first and foremost, for his own damn pride so these types of videos can stop. But with all the defensive exposure he's received, that reputation is one that will stick with him forever and will never be put to rest.

    I have 2 questions for you fchowd0311: Why did you think I was not putting any blame on Harden at all? Why do you think I was blaming others or "being an apologist" for his own terrible effort?
     
  3. abaker28

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    And I do get that. Got to admit, I do change my opinion on this very topic from time to time.
    And maybe I'm in hope that if we bring in another competent ball handler, Harden can get less minutes and reduce his workload, thereby allowing him more energy on defense - OR just a better defensive structure with a coach that enforces it.
    Some of his defense has been inexcusable - you're right.
    But I'd rather have Harden on our team than not have him.
     
  4. mvpcrossxover

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    This is what I've been saying the whole season.

    Harden is a solution as much as he is a problem. That is why the rockets are hovering around .500
     
  5. SamFisher

    SamFisher Contributing Member

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    Your post is hovering around .500
     
  6. Mr. Clutch

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    It's just this year though. Never happened before. But yes it's strange
     
  7. mvpcrossxover

    mvpcrossxover Member

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    ehhhh more like 9,500s
     
  8. J.R.

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    LOL 2 more Rockets(not Harden) make Shaqtin-a-fool (and Charles with a Rockets jab at the end)

    <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">⚠️ Shaqtin Alert! ⚠️ Shaqtin Alert! Brand new <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Shaqtin?src=hash">#Shaqtin</a> plays from the past week! <a href="https://t.co/UtOty7ZTPG">https://t.co/UtOty7ZTPG</a></p>&mdash; NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBAonTNT/status/725890154179633153">April 29, 2016</a></blockquote>
    <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
     

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