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Old 01-12-2009, 09:42 AM   #1
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James Harden is the best wing scorer in the country. He is a SG is averaging 23pts a game, and shoots 55.9% from the field. He converts 3pointers at a 41% clip. He is 6'4''-6'5'' and is approaching 220lbs. James' efficiency and scoring prowess a doubly impressive because of the snail pace that Herb Sendek's Arizona State Sun Devils play. Harden's time under Sendek will make the jump to the NBA a smoother transition. The slow pace forces him to value every possession and to not feel rushed when he has the ball. Rookies tend to want to do everything at 100MPH. James has a veteran's scoring savvy, and will be a top 5 pick in this summer's draft.

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Old 01-12-2009, 10:04 AM   #2
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He's a good player, but I am unsure about his size. He's listed at 6'5", but wonder if he even is that when I watch him play. He's got good body control and a methodology about him that I do enjoy. Kinda like Brandon Roy, but not near the passer he was though.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:20 AM   #3
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He's a good player, but I am unsure about his size. He's listed at 6'5", but wonder if he even is that when I watch him play. He's got good body control and a methodology about him that I do enjoy. Kinda like Brandon Roy, but not near the passer he was though.
He's more like a Ginobili/Pierce mix, not a great athlete but gets it done.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:28 AM   #4
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Because of the combination of size issues, and less than elite athleticism, I'm convinced he's going to slip. But he's got a full compliment of skills, and I think he'll be one of those really good players for a good team, but won't ever pull over to All Star level player.
He reminds me a bit of Joe Dumars.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:28 AM   #5
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He's more like a Ginobili/Pierce mix, not a great athlete but gets it done.

Both Ginobili and Pierce were incredibly athletic in their physical primes. Just because they aren't now doesn't mean they're never were.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:41 AM   #6
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I really like this kid. He's the kind of guy that could get lost on a bad team, but could be that vital third piece on a championship team. His size and athleticism make him a poor 1st option, but his complete game would make him a fantastic complimentary player.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:43 AM   #7
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Why is he bangin in the middle of basketball game?
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:05 AM   #8
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James Harden is the best wing scorer in the country. He is a SG is averaging 23pts a game, and shoots 55.9% from the field. He converts 3pointers at a 41% clip. He is 6'4''-6'5'' and is approaching 220lbs. James' efficiency and scoring prowess a doubly impressive because of the snail pace that Herb Sendek's Arizona State Sun Devils play. Harden's time under Sendek will make the jump to the NBA a smoother transition. The slow pace forces him to value every possession and to not feel rushed when he has the ball. Rookies tend to want to do everything at 100MPH. James has a veteran's scoring savvy, and will be a top 5 pick in this summer's draft.

http://www.basketballprospectus.com/...?articleid=472





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Gets Buckets vs Florida
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Eh, pretty much everyone knows about James Harden, not like he's sneaking up on anyone this year. He was pretty highly rated last year too.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:20 AM   #9
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ISH is usually late to the party on prospects, as large percentage of the main forum regulars do not watch college ball. He also plays on the West Coast. The Pac10 has resisted ESPN when it comes to it's college basketball. This often leads to under reporting of some of it's prospects not named Kevin Love.
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:38 PM   #10
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If Harden had a mother as attractive as Sonja Curry, he would get a lot more face time on television.
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:40 PM   #11
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:55 PM   #12
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Love james harden. Guy averages 23 pts SHOOTING 56 percent. You can't get more efficient than that when it comes to scoring. Athlecism is average; however he looks really long so maybe he's 6'5 with a longer wingspan. He has so much control to his game which helps him get quality buckets in the paint. His set shot is money; however, he probably needs to work on his jumpshot. I think he could be a number one option but more than likely he'll be a helluva number 2 guy on any NBA team.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:59 PM   #13
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Can someone photoshop James Harden wearing a Minnessota Timberwolves Jersey?
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:28 PM   #14
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Raptors needs to draft this kid, and I can see Bosh re-signing with the Raptors, if they will draft a very talented prospect.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:32 PM   #15
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He has been projected top 3 for a long time...

But seriously I can't believe people talk so much about Curry and don't even acknowledge Harden.

Curry is the streakiest player in the NCAA and will be a bust in the NBA...Mark my worths.

Harden on the other hand will be a notch below middle class man's Gilbert Arenas (Prime Gilbert).
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