Draymond Green makes case for Rockets’ James Harden being underrated now
In a surprise turn of events, Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green says he believes Houston Rockets superstar guard James Harden doesn’t get enough credit for what he’s doing on a nightly basis.
Harden has led the NBA in scoring for three consecutive seasons. Green, who has had a lot of tense moments with the Rockets star on the court, made the case on NBA on TNT that Harden is actually underrated now since he makes scoring look so easy but no one talks about it enough.
Draymond Green: “Does James Harden get penalized for the numbers that he’s putting up now? Is everybody just used to it and that’s what you expect, and so now no one gives him the credit that he’s deserving? I think I see a little bit of that.” #Rockets pic.twitter.com/stY1GFI013
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) August 8, 2020
While Green picked Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James to win the 2020 MVP award, he raised an interesting point when it comes to Harden.
When other players score 50 or even 60 points, they get showered with love. However, when Harden notches that many points, he’s usually getting killed by fans and pundits because he’s either shooting a lot of free throws or implementing his step-back jumper that sometimes looks like a travel.
Whatever the case may be, there’s no doubt that Harden is one of the best scorers in NBA history. He’s not going to win the MVP this season, but the fact that he’s a finalist once again shows how valuable to the Rockets he is.
Overall on the season, Harden is averaging 34.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 7.5 assists for the Rockets in 65 starts.
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