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Will Harden be an all-star this year?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by durvasa, Oct 30, 2012.

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Is Harden an All-star this season?

Poll closed Nov 14, 2012.
  1. Yes, he's voted in as a starter

    108 vote(s)
    36.6%
  2. He's selected as a reserve

    176 vote(s)
    59.7%
  3. He misses the cut.

    11 vote(s)
    3.7%
  1. durvasa

    durvasa Contributing Member

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    The All-star game will be in Houston this season. Will Harden be on the West team?
     
  2. HTown_TMac

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    Short Answer: Yes
     
  3. Parpar2j

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    absolutely yeah
     
  4. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

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    If he treats Jeremy well and passes to Jeremy often, Jeremy's fans will vote him in.
     
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  5. clubberclyde

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    Yes with the China vote, him and Lin will start and thats the bottom line cause stone cold said so.
     
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  6. torocan

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    I would be shocked if both and Lin weren't on the All Star team. Maybe not as starters, but they'll be there...
     
  7. BigBird

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    Kobe 1st James 2nd
     
  8. dialtone888

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    I don't know how to react to this. I'm laughing but....
     
  9. rocketblaze

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    James Harden should make the All-Star team this year w/out a doubt!
     
  10. kevC

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    Durv, am I being too optimistic thinking that he can up his usage rate to around 30 while presumably taking a hit on his TS% to say around .550-.600%, and essentially become Wade?
     
  11. izeroi

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    China will vote both him and Lin in for sure. Now will they (Lin more than Harden) deserve to play over some of the selected players that's another story.
     
  12. JuanValdez

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    I'd like to say yes, but look at the other guards in the West:

    Kobe Bryant
    Steve Nash
    Chris Paul
    Russell Westbrook
    Tony Parker
    Manu Ginobili

    He might beat a couple of those guys out, depending on how his season and marketing goes. No way does Lin make it; I don't care if he is ethnically Chinese.
     
  13. durvasa

    durvasa Contributing Member

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    I think his usage rate will be very high. Close to 30. The drop in scoring efficiency will be interesting to track. Its bound to go down, but will his TS% be at a T-Mac level (.490-.530) or in the .550-.600 range?

    The Rockets don't have another great scorer to relieve some of the defensive pressure off of him. They also are lacking great 3-point shooters (who's their best one -- Delfino?). I think his TS% will be around .550, if I had to guess, but he'll go through stretches where he's struggling with all the defensive pressure . He won't be Wade, but he might be at a Brandon Roy level.
     
  14. roxxy

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    This is an oxymoron. The ASG are a popularity contest. Has nothing to do with deserving to be an all star. If it had anything to with merit they would take away the fan vote. So yes Lin is popular & Harden even more so now by association so they will be all stars.
     
  15. J Sizzle

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    I think Lin's got a really good chance just because of his popularity around the world. And who knows? Maybe he proves the Linsanity period was the real deal and performs at a high level. We'll see...

    Harden....he's going to have a tougher time in my opinion because of guards like Westbrook, Kobe, Chris Paul, Tony Parker, Manu, Nash, etc.

    I think if Harden can prove he can be "The Man", he's got a chance. If he can come in and average 20, 5, and 5 or something like that, he'll get in I believe. It'll be fun to see though.
     
  16. JayGoogle

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    Yes According to some conspiracy theorists.....

    This was Stern making up for the "Basketball Reasons..." thing, giving Morey his guy and also giving Houston a all-star for when they host the game.

    Yep. We can all love Stern now :p
     
  17. lookabove

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    Chris Paul and Kobe are very popular players and both still put up big number so I see this as stretch. Even though Kobe is very inefficient now and I say w/out doubt Harden post better PER then Kobe.

    Harden already post Top WS and WP as 2 guard last year. His efficiency is elite, the question how much will drop with higher output. Also he play roughly 14 MPG w/o Durant/Westbrook and carried offense. If could for 14 minutes, I say he do it for 32 MPG.
     
  18. NIKEstrad

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    It will be interesting to see how the perimeter shooting on our team shakes out. I think you're right in that there aren't any elite 3 point shooters, but I think the hope is that a guy like Toney Douglas reverses his career trend (he shot about 38% over his first 2 seasons, with over 1.5 3PM per game, before falling apart last year).

    We have to hope Lin can improve upon his career 31% mark, and it will be curious to see if a guy like Daequan Cook finds his way into the rotation. Improvement from Parsons will also be critical.
     
  19. TriumVirate

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    Lol thanks for the laugh
     
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