At this point dropping Nazr with one of the picks is addition by subtraction, is it not?
I'm all for it...
I'm all for it if we have to trade Felton to move up and get Harden than DO IT!!! He could play the point at times too.
I think Hendo is the next MJ. Clearly already a better player than MJ was at this point in his career. Maybe better than SJack.We'll have to see but, this guy looks like 2nd GOAT (behind Allen Iverson) material to me
Surprise, surprise (to some I guess?). Now that Ford has actually watched Harden in person he's saying that Harden is a lot more explosive, athletic and long than people had been giving him credit for.
I remember way back in the regular season we were talking about his deceptive athleticism and I've been telling people he's way more athletic and bigger than people give him credit for. Nobody thinks he's going to be good because he doesn't have any size.
I stand firm that they're going to be surprised
Some people have questions about his size and athletic ability: I wouldn't be at all surprised if Harden puts up something like a 34" standing and 39" max vert and turns some heads at the predraft combine while measuresing out at around 6'4 1/2" without and 6'5 1/2" with shoes with a nice, long wing span of around 6'9" and standing reach of around 8'8".
I estimated he would be:
w/o shoes:6'4 1/2"
w shoes: 6'5 1/2"
wing span: 6'9"
Standing reach: 8'8"
No step vert: 34"
Max vert: 39"
He measured in with:
w shoes: 6'5 1/4"
wing span: 6'10 3/4"
Standing reach: 8'7 1/2"
No step vert: 31.5"
Max vert: 37"
He also knocked out 17 reps on the bench press!