HoopsHype James Harden Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: September 30, 2014 | 09:37 AM

Jonathan Feigen

ICYMI, NBA's self-professed "best all-around player," says he must get better. For James Harden, that means defense houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets…

Chris Sheridan

In #fibaworldcup2014 James Harden showed he can play defense. Now can he show that to the #Rockets? From @BenDuBose sheridanhoops.com/2014/09/29/dub…

Iñako Diaz-Guerra

Harden ha prometido esforzarse más en defensa... aquí va un vídeo en el que se aprecia cuánto margen de mejora tiene baloncesto.as.com/baloncesto/201…

Emiliano Carchia

James Harden says he knows he has to be better defensively sportando.com/en/usa/nba/136…

Chris Sheridan

James Harden played some D for #TeamUSA. If he doesn't for #Rockets, is that his fault, or Kevin McHale's? sheridanhoops.com/2014/09/29/dub…

Chris Sheridan

Defense by @James Harden for Team USA was decent. @Dwight Howard asks if it carries over to Rockets? sheridanhoops.com/2014/09/29/dub… @BenDuBose

Yannis Koutroupis

The Rockets didn't bring in the kind of offensive fire power, especially in terms of guys who can create, to allow Harden to focus more on D

Yannis Koutroupis

I commend James Harden for his defensive revelation, but with so much of the offensive burden on his shoulders, I don't expect much better.

Kurt Helin

James Harden admits he needs to be better on defense. It’s a start, I guess. dlvr.it/73P31x

David Hardisty

Ariza, Terry look happy. Dwight looks in shape. Harden was honest about def woes. Bev looks ready to go & angry, like 0.9sec was yesterday.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden normally doesn't talk much about shortcomings, but was very forthcoming about defensive issues, how must be more focused on that end.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden said he really has a comfort level in Houston now after being here the last two seasons.

Jonathan Feigen

James Harden: "I have to be better. I have to be great on both ends." Said improving his defense is about better "focus."

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden said he knows he can be a good defender and will keep working on that.

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden: “I know at times my defense is pretty bad.” Said he knows he has to be better defensively.

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden said he has moved on from last season. Is totally focused on this year.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden: "Pat's crazy." Said other stuff about being motivated, confident, etc. But you know, PatBev is kind of crazy.

Jonathan Feigen

Howard said Harden was down about his play after the season, that they spoke often. "I think he’s going to have 1 of his greatest seasons."

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard said he expects James Harden to have his best year to date.

David Hardisty

"I believe in James... I think he's going to have one of his greatest seasons to date." -Dwight Howard on Harden.

Jenny Dial Creech

McHale on Harden: “He isn’t afraid of challenges."

Jenny Dial Creech

Asked if he talked to Harden about his defense this offseason, McHale says they talked about it a lot last year, too.

Kurt Helin

Thunder work on Reggie Jackson extension, but they are not going to trade him like Harden dlvr.it/71hzZR

Royce Young

Sam Presti says he has no plans to trade Reggie Jackson -- unlike James Harden -- if no deal is reached: es.pn/ZSOSct

Jenny Dial Creech

Video: James Harden challenges 'the Internet' to a game of HORSE blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Antonio Vazquez

¿Quieres jugar a BURRO con James Harden? youtube.com/watch?v=qfwJ1f…

Alex Kennedy

James Harden has challenged the internet to a game of HORSE. #HorseWithHarden: youtube.com/watch?v=qfwJ1f…

Tom Ziller

people are getting caught up on the details of harden specifically instead of considering the wider point. news at 11.

Mike Prada

I’m big on the need for stars to play both ends, but @Tom Ziller’s James Harden defense makes me think. bit.ly/1pcYSTF

Dwain Price

A fan asked #Mavs F Chandler Parsons who was a better defender, James Harden or Jemery Lin. Parsons smiled and said: "It's a push.''

Tim MacMahon

Fans asks Chandler Parsons who is best defender among Harden, Lin and camel he rides in Mavs promo. Parsons: "It's a push."

Earl K. Sneed

Some fan just asked Chandler Parsons who the better defender is between James Harden and Jeremy Lin. "It's a push."

Kurt Helin

Bruce Bowen says blame for James Harden’s defense falls on McHale, Rockets dlvr.it/6zkWqs

Royce Young

Bruce Bowen blames Rockets coaching staff for James Harden's defense cbsprt.co/1C5Z13n

Dan McCarney

On J Harden: "Yes, (his defense) has been terrible, but what are the principles in Houston? I’m very disappointed in their team concept."

Tim Kawakami

Saw James Harden in the pressbox at halftime. Think he was trying to draw contact and get to the nacho line.

Tony Jones

Booker's pass pro, or James Harden's defense. Which was worse on that play lol

Chris Sheridan

In the #NBA Tweet of the Night, #Rockets star James Harden learns the Carlton Dance from, well, Carlton sheridanhoops.com/2014/09/20/twe…

Eduardo Schell

VIDEO: Fracaso de Harden al emular el mítico baile de Carlton Banks en el Principe de Bel Air marca.com/2014/09/20/bal… via @marca

Jorge Sierra

James Harden doing the Carlton. shar.es/1aq8Av

Chris Sheridan

Tweet of the Night: James Harden does the Carlton dance with Alfonso Ribeiro: sheridanhoops.com/2014/09/20/twe…

Ric Bucher

Who Faces More Pressure to Perform This Season: Carmelo Anthony or James Harden? bleacherreport.com/articles/22025… via @bleacherreport

Emiliano Carchia

VIDEO: Carlton of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air teaches Harden how to do the 'Carlton Dance' sportando.com/en/usa/nba/135… http://t.co/Rg1Iay68DF

Howard Beck

Who's facing more pressure this season: Carmelo Anthony or James Harden? @Ric Bucher and I discuss: ble.ac/1qiwJdb

Marc Stein

Former Bucks center @Miroslav Raduljica, bearded FIBA World Cup rival of @James Harden, announced today he's headed to China to sign with Shandong

Kurt Helin

James Harden tries to do the Carlton dance with Carlton (VIDEO) dlvr.it/6y6pDN