James Harden Mix Tape

By J.A. Medders
Feb 23, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and teammates celebrate Harden
Feb 23, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and teammates celebrate Harden /

While the Rockets’s struggles are no longer a shock to the system, Harden’s numbers are still strong and impressive. He’s still a beast. Don’t forget it.

If you kept watching the games, you’ve seen the Beard at work. I barely remember his struggles at the beginning of the season. There is at least one moment in each game where I’ll say out loud, even if I’m by myself, “Man. Harden is really, really good.” Even though he hasn’t been doing his trademark cooking motion, he’s still cookin’. Since the All Star break, even Harden’s defense has picked up.

Houston Rockets’ defensive rating (last 6 games):

With James Harden: 101.0
Without James Harden: 116.6

He’s been amazing post AS break.

— Red Nation Hoops (@rednation_hoops) March 4, 2016

In light of the Rockets heading out for a vital five game road trip, along with a nationally televised game on ABC this Saturday against the Bulls (7:30pm), the NBA Twitter feed has published a nice Harden Mixtape. Enjoy a bounty of Eurosteps, step-backs, crossovers, and silky layups.

Ahead of #HOUatCHI#NBAonABC Saturday… the best dunks, dimes & long distance bombs from @JHarden13! #NBAMixtapehttps://t.co/TWwjZCuIds

— NBA (@NBA) March 4, 2016

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