He's dropped off a little over the past few weeks while others (BJ Mullins, Aminu, Hill, Thabeet, Holiday etc) have climbed.
Any chance he drops...................like all he way to us?
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Pretty cool game tonight at 9:00pm as ASU play UCLA which means Harden Vs Holiday.
Pretty good game by Harden last night.
15 points (5/8, 1/1, 4/6 shooting), 7 boards, 11 assists (carrer high) and 1 block.
Only problem was that he had 8 turn overs though. His handle tends to be a little loose at times and he pounds the ball a little or try's to do a little too much with it which results in him turning it over or getting into trouble.
In saying that, he had some amazing moements with the ball in his hands. Some real "Boris Diaw" type moments with no look passes or behind the back wrap arounds.
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"
Plus, he is SO good on D.
I think a lot of him "selfishness" stems from not having a very good team at all...
Put him on a real NBA team and watch him blossom. He's deceptively athletic too. The way you describe him, and his body style, really reminds me of Chauncey Billups (without the turnovers)
18 pts 9 reb 5 assists in the win over Arizona yesterday. Solid, but not outstanding.
I drool every time I watch Harden play - and last night was no exception. He was just amazing last night. He's every where, he controls the game and his team. If they counted "hockey assists" in basketball, he'd have 20 assists a game.
His decision making and ability to find and open man is top shelf. Plus he is young for his draft class.
That double hand throw down last night was SWEET too. I'm telling you, he'll surprise a LOT of peeps at the combine with his results.
If we are in the lotto, come on lotto Gods. Can't you just shine down on us once? We've taken our fair share of licks. We need this kid.
ASU lost last night, but Harden was solid with19 pts 5 reb and 4 assists. Stood out on a night when Memphis's Evans and Wake's Teague failed to step up.