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We are watching an all-time great in his Prime

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by riko, Dec 16, 2018.

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are we taking harden for granted

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  2. Yes

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  1. jordnnnn

    jordnnnn Member

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    Since joining Houston...

    Win Shares
    1 - Lebron - 90.7
    2 - Harden - 89.5
    3 - Durant - 84.7

    Points Scored
    1 - Harden - 13786
    2 - Lebron - 12811
    3 - Curry - 11835

    Assists
    1 - Westbrook - 4194
    2 - Wall - 4133
    3 - Paul - 4124
    4 - Harden - 3823

    FTs Made
    1 - Harden - 4263
    2 - DeRozan - 2963
    3 - Westbrook - 2909

    3s Made
    1 - Curry - 1855
    2 - Thompson - 1529
    3 - Harden - 1429

    Steals
    1 - Paul - 894
    2 - Westbrook - 863
    3 - Harden - 848

    Minutes Played
    1 - Harden - 18269
    2 - Lillard - 18091
    3 - Lebron - 17810

    He’s good...
     
  2. ryano2009

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    I know it does, and I truly believe that we are doing bad early in the season because our players haven't rebounded back from being eliminated after having that historic season, as for harden he was playing against 4 all stars, I seriously cant believe any superstar in their prime would be able to beat them solely
     
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    Listening to an ordinary casual NBA follower talk about Harden is pure mind-numbing.

    Certainly a horrible perception of him out there. They just ignore all the amazing games and say "flopper" etc.
     
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  4. saleem

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    I can only speak for myself. Harden's brilliance makes me take him for granted as soon as he has a big game. I know he can't bring it every night, but it almost seems as if he can beat anyone single handed in the regular season. James has gotten a lot better in the playoffs too. He does need to elevate his game for it, but he can't do everything by himself.
     
  5. riko

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    knee Mac,twack t vagina .oh the good old days of tmac era.t
     
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    Do I MYSELF take Harden for granted? No, but the entirety of Clutchfans does.
     
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    even prime wade couldn't have carried this team farther than Harden

    but prime harden on the heat with Shaq then with LBJ and Bosh.. chips
     
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    basically the curse of being a houston rocket.. that's why I don't get the hate / bashing from so called Houston Rockets fans
     
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  9. vlaurelio

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    LOL rockets around Harden ain't a championship team.. even lebron with that 6 man rotation would have been swept with
     
  10. blackistan

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    I'd love to see how he and todays other greats would do in the hand checking era
     
  11. farhen

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    I vote for you dude! hater of the year award
     
  12. Tankeio

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    I just wish his "Clutch Time" factor was a bit higher... this is based strictly on my own eye test..
     
  13. Haymitch

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    Harden is awesome indeed, but can you imagine how much more awesome he'd be if he started taking more midrangers and scored less efficiently??? That would be amazing. Unfortunately Daryl Morey killed Harden's creativity so we will never see it.
     
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    you know he's bball IQ and physicality is as strong as any great from the hand checking era right
     
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    yeah i wish morey did a better job buidling a championship team and coach around him
     
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    Definitely. It's crazy how he's improved his scoring average every year he's been in the league without any drop in efficiency...

    9.9 > 12.2 > 16.8 > 25.9 > 25.4 > 27.4 > 29.0 > 29.1 > 30.4 > 30.9

    He's also averaging a career-high 2.0 spg this season... I'm tired of the 'Harden is lazy' narrative.
     
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    There's no way DWade is better for an entire career than Harden. Wade was really good, but not Harden good.
     
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    2nd best player in team history. Hayes and Decker weren’t here long enough.
     
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    I been a Rocket fan for a long time
    I PROMISE YOU . . .. those folx that are b*Tching and Moaning about Harden
    Are the same d!ckH0les that tried to Run Hakeem out of town in 91-92

    Rocket River
     
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