James Harden has scored 2,076 more points than any other player since joining Rockets
Since getting traded to the Houston Rockets back in 2012, James Harden has been the most lethal scorer in the NBA and it’s not even close.
Per Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic, Harden has scored 2,076 more points than any other player since joining the Rockets.
Since joining the Rockets in 2012-13, James Harden has scored 2,076 more points than any other player and has made 819 more free throws than any other player has attempted. Harden ranks third in 3-pointers, first in steals and fourth in assists over that span. #Rockets
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) March 21, 2019
Entering Thursday, James Harden has scored 15,470 points during the regular season since 2012. The reigning MVP led the league in scoring last season and will likely do it again this year.
Harden has career Rockets averages of 28.9 points per contest. The Beard has established himself as one of the greatest offensive weapons in NBA history.
This season, Harden is putting up 36.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game. The seven-time All-Star is shooting 43.6 percent from the field, 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 87.9 percent from the free-throw line.
Harden has recorded 29 double-doubles and six triple-doubles. He’s scored over 50 points seven times this season and racked up 61 points against the New York Knicks in January at Madison Square Garden.
Love him or hate him, there’s no denying Harden is a scoring machine the likes of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The Rockets traded Jeremy Lamb, Kevin Martin, a 2013 1st round pick (Steven Adams was later selected), a 2013 2nd round pick (Alex Abrines was later selected) and a 2014 1st round pick to the Thunder for Harden.
It’s safe to say Houston won the trade.
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