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
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.
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.
Harden normally doesn't talk much about shortcomings, but was very forthcoming about defensive issues, how must be more focused on that end.
Harden said he really has a comfort level in Houston now after being here the last two seasons.
James Harden: "I have to be better. I have to be great on both ends." Said improving his defense is about better "focus."
Harden said he knows he can be a good defender and will keep working on that.
James Harden: “I know at times my defense is pretty bad.” Said he knows he has to be better defensively.
James Harden said he has moved on from last season. Is totally focused on this year.
Harden: "Pat's crazy." Said other stuff about being motivated, confident, etc. But you know, PatBev is kind of crazy.
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."
Dwight Howard said he expects James Harden to have his best year to date.
"I believe in James... I think he's going to have one of his greatest seasons to date." -Dwight Howard on Harden.
McHale on Harden: “He isn’t afraid of challenges."
Asked if he talked to Harden about his defense this offseason, McHale says they talked about it a lot last year, too.
people are getting caught up on the details of harden specifically instead of considering the wider point. news at 11.
Fans asks Chandler Parsons who is best defender among Harden, Lin and camel he rides in Mavs promo. Parsons: "It's a push."
Some fan just asked Chandler Parsons who the better defender is between James Harden and Jeremy Lin. "It's a push."
On J Harden: "Yes, (his defense) has been terrible, but what are the principles in Houston? I’m very disappointed in their team concept."
Saw James Harden in the pressbox at halftime. Think he was trying to draw contact and get to the nacho line.
Booker's pass pro, or James Harden's defense. Which was worse on that play lol