James Harden

JAMES HARDEN (HOU)

#13•J. HARDEN

G • 6’5, 220 lbs; 11th year, Arizona State

DIFFERENT BREED

NBA ROLE: ALL-WORLD SUPERSTAR

 

James Harden aka ‘The Beard’: an all-world superstar w/ unrivaled shot & playmaking abilitieshow do you want Harden to drop 30?* – absolutely unstoppable off the dribble, from downtown (step back 3s), through contact, from the line, on the break – no matter what you do, Harden’s gonna get his, boasts one of the game's most potent offensive packages; incredible playmaker: vastly improved PnR initiator, passer on the break – Harden makes it his mission to play fast & find shooters; great rapport w/ Clint Capela, hits him for dump offs & oops up top; supercharges HOU’s offense: rare iso master w/ the propensity to find teammates; top 5 ball-handler: smooth (non-stop) fakes, endless size ups & rockers precede step backs or strong drives to the cup; better defender than given credit for, saves energy for offense but won't give ground too easily; perennial MVP candidate, reunited w/ Russell Westbrook – HOU = title contenders in 2020?

*avg. career-high 36.1! pts/game in ‘18-’19


SIGNATURE!

MOST VALUABLE

DIME! (TO C. CAPELA)

SIZE UP --> (SMOOTH) STEP BACK TRIPLE

ELITE EURO


MORE ON “THE BEARD”

  • Career: 24.3 points/game, 6.2 assists/game, 5.2 rebounds/game, 44% FG

  • NBA MVP (2018)

  • 5x All-NBA First Team (Last: 2019)

  • 7x All-Star (’13-’19)

  • 2x NBA Scoring Champ (‘18-’19)

  • Avg. career-high 36.1! points/game (2018-19)

  • NBA Assists Leader (2017)

  • Olympic Gold Medalist (2012)

  • Sixth Man of the Year (2012)

  • (FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K20 RATING: 96

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