Harden leads Washington’s John Wall by four-tenths of an assist for the assist lead. He is on pace to have the top scoring average of an assists leader since Nate Archibald in the 1972-73 season. He has produced 56.4 points per game with his scoring or assists, four-tenths of a point behind the NBA record Archibald set that season. “He’s so fantastic in the way he plays,” Rockets center Nene said. “He can involve other players. He can make other players better, especially shooters and we have big men who can roll, open up space for him. He can do a lot of damage.”
April 27, 2017 | 10:39 pm EDT Update
Mark Berman: 2016 2nd-round pick Zhou Qi in Houston from China. Agent Tony Leng:”He comes here to train & we’re looking forward to sign w/ the #Rockets “
Marc Berman: Tony Leng, Zhou Qi’s Chinese agent: “He comes here to train, and obviously we’re looking forward to sign with the Rockets and that’s what he came here for, to be able to play in the NBA and to achieve his childhood dreams, playing in the NBA. Until that contract is signed we cannot say that. He’s just come off a very successful CBA season, got a championship for his club in China. Just wants to get here and train and get better.”
Ballmer, the former Microsoft (MSFT) CEO who purchased the Clippers for an NBA record $2 billion, said his team will likely lose money as it spends on talent to win. But NBA teams will be worth more in the long run, offering a big return on his investment if he ever decides to sell.