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[SI] James Harden Q&A

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by J.R., Feb 1, 2016.

  1. J.R.

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    James Harden Q&A: How to slow down the Warriors, Finals lessons and more

     
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    he's blaming our unbelievably porous defense on injuries now??
     
  3. Codman

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    Thanks for posting this, J.R.

    I hope James continues to work on his midrange game, even if it doesn't fit the 3's/Layups philosophy. He's at his best when he's breaking down his defender, opening up the lane, or as we've seen this year, posting up.

    That's one thing JB has pushed into the offense that I like. James can be a dangerous post-player, especially when you consider his upper body strength in comparison to other guards. If Hakeem were open to showing him the ropes, that would be excellent. James would need to be ultra-receptive though. (Why wouldn't he?! It's Dream!!! :eek:)
     
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    Honestly I think he would be better served working on his conditioning. I think that is the major thing holding him back right now.
     
  5. BackNthDay

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    This boy is lost, everyone's offensive game plan is pick on James on defense on the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd pass or put him in the PnR. Dude looks like he doesn't care. I rather score 40 and lose then score 20 and play D.
     
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    Second to last question. What was that? Already cracked under pressure when asked about post season." Umm it's teammates"." Being a leader is hard"
     
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    Stopped reading after this.

    Dude has been totally out of shape this season. He is not as explosive as last season. He walks the ball up the court, dribbles the air out the ball. I haven't seen too many coast to coast runs and then a Euro step or a jam.

    And all this considering he takes several plays off on defense and doesn't even bother trying. His defender can back door him, come off a screen, just blow past him etc.

    He needs to lay off the alcohol at the strip clubs and the unhealthy meals with that fat ho Khloe. That's empty calories to his mid section.

    Instead work on endurance and stamina.
     
  8. Mr. Clutch

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    I agree with this. I hope the Rockets are working with him on it
     
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    Actually I want to see his teammates figure out how to get James to play better D on a more consistent basis, and not just wait for the playoffs
     
  10. Mr. Clutch

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    "Now I shoot a lot more midrange then I ever shot in my career. I mix it up. I don’t turn down any bad shots, whether it’s a two or a three. I don’t overthink the game. "

    I don't understand this part. He doesn't turn down bad shots?
     
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    He's just over 26; I don't think he'll ever be in better shape. Probably be better off just cutting his minutes to 33-34 mpg like Curry or 32-33 like Kawhi.
     
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    EXACTLY. This guy doesn't care about his damn diet, if he did he wouldn't pour alcohol into it like he does. Every word that comes out of his mouth is basically bull****. Just like this interview...
     
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    wow, he really doesn't give a crap, thinks our season is similar to last season. Is he r****ded or just that ignorant?
     
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    As i've stated before... The only person that can change Harden is Harden and he is who he is..

    I was just listening to an interview with Draymond Green on ESPN... This guy just got his 9th triple double and went 9/9 in the field and his main focus was on defense and how the team can still improve.... Not on his individual success...

    T_Man
     
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    Pretty sure it's more just Harden phoning in the interview like he always does. He largely says the same thing every time.
     
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    Ok..lots of general pr crap but that second to last answer..that was bad.
     
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    That's what happens when he has YES-men around him. Living in a bubble
     
  18. RocketsFido

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    Harden is all about that money, not the chip. Actually, if he was for the chip, he would've took 5 mil less and stayed in OKC.
     
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    "those that matter dont mind and those that mind dont matter..."

    dudes a narcissistic ass....

    talks about 'figuring out what works...' what a joke,,, if something does works... it typically gets abandoned within the same game or even quarter, so James can go play iso ball and jack up 3s.... there is no development, there is no figuring out what works and utilizing it on an ongoing basis... there is only james...
     
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    Leader leads, creator creates and never follows, suckers follow.[​IMG]
     

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