Devin Booker discusses Rockets’ lack of mid-range shots, double teams

Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Double teams

Houston Rockets star James Harden has an unprecedented offensive repertoire, as he has the ability to get to the free throw line at ease, and has the uncanny ability to drop daggers from deep. Harden is one of the most efficient guards in league history, as he’s had a true shooting percentage of 60 percent or better for 10 straight seasons.

For this reason, teams have had a difficult time trying to defend him. What they’ve all learned is that it’s impossible to defend him one-on-one, which has caused him to get double-teamed on a nightly basis.

In fact, Harden has even gotten double-teamed at half court, which is something we’ve never seen before. In spite of that, Harden has still led the league in scoring for the third consecutive season, as he averaged 34.4 points per game during the 2019-20 campaign.

During the NBA 2K game between Booker and Phoenix Suns teammate Deandre Ayton, Booker drew a double team while playing with Harden, and passed to Eric Gordon for an open 3-pointer. Afterwards, he offered a troll statement regarding a personal experience he had as it pertains to double teams.

"hE DOn'T liKE GeTtINg DOuBlE TeAmED!" @DevinBook isn't worried about the double ? #NBA2KTourney

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 12, 2020

Booker is talking about himself, as he drew criticism this past offseason for complaining about getting double-teamed during pick-up games. He went viral for expressing his dislike with it, and used this game as a good opportunity to re-visit the criticism he received.

Nice job Booker.

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