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Old 10-24-2012, 03:43 PM   #31
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Default Re: Could James Harden lead a playoff caliber team as the lead player/scorer?

Yes. you put him on the Bulls, they would carry his Bearded ass to the playoffs
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:44 PM   #32
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as the lead scorer? yes...
as the lead player? no...


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Old 10-24-2012, 03:45 PM   #33
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Could Westbrook even do this? I think a lot of people are seriously under-rating Durant.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:01 PM   #34
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Could Westbrook even do this? I think a lot of people are seriously under-rating Durant.

Of course he could. He is a top 12 player in the league.

As far as Harden, he is only 23 and has a great talent. I see no reason why he can't lead a team to the playoffs in the future. He actually reminds me of a poor mans Ginoboli. I do want to emphasize "poor mans" because he doesn't have 1/100th of the heart of Manu Ginobili.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:12 PM   #35
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He didn't want to be a first option.
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:53 PM   #36
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So....

It's time for Harden to show if he has what it takes to be the #1 option.

Yes, Harden will be the #1 guy in Houston. Lin will be #2/facilitator.
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:53 PM   #37
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I'm leaning towards no.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:05 AM   #38
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About to find out. Im skeptical.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:06 AM   #39
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Yes. Look at his numbers with Durant/Westbrook on the bench. Still ridiculously good.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:14 AM   #40
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This thread is now the James Harden Statistics Tracker thread.

My prediction is 24 PPG to lead the Rockets for 2012-13 season.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:21 AM   #41
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Still can't believe he wouldn't take OKC's deal.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:25 AM   #42
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Default Re: Could James Harden lead a playoff caliber team as the lead player/scorer?

Dis gon b good.


Harden has many doubters now after his performance in the finals. But I think he will shine in Houston. I see him averaging anywhere from 21 to 24 ppg. And best case is leading the Rockets to a playoff spot in the tough west.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:31 AM   #43
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Dis gon b good.


Harden has many doubters now after his performance in the finals. But I think he will shine in Houston. I see him averaging anywhere from 21 to 24 ppg. And best case is leading the Rockets to a playoff spot in the tough west.
They're gonna need him to average around 24 PPG if they want a playoff spot.

Lin won't average more than 16 PPG. Same with Asik (15 and 12 type guy).
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:35 AM   #44
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:44 AM   #45
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Yes. Look at his numbers with Durant/Westbrook on the bench. Still ridiculously good.
Harden and the bench mob last year without Durant or Westbrook were +14.6 pts per 100 possessions, better than the starting lineup of OKC which was something like 7.9

Starters obviously play against better talent but it's still a solid number for OKC's bench mob led by Harden
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