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Stop debating: Rockets’ James Harden is better than Stephen Curry

Houston Rockets James Harden Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Houston Rockets James Harden Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
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Better Rebounder

One thing that’s not up for debate is the rebounding differential between the two players. This is one area of Harden’s game that goes largely unnoticed, as The Beard has averaged 6.6 rebounds per game over the course of the last four seasons, including 8.1 during the 2016-17 season.

Curry has averaged five boards per game during that same span, and has never had more than 5.4 rebounds in a single season. Harden has actually averaged at least six rebounds in four of the last five seasons, including this year.

Dating back to the 2013-14 season, which was Steph’s first All-Star season, he’s had 17 games in which he grabbed at least 10 rebounds. On the flip side, Harden has had 70 games in which he’s nabbed double-digit rebounds during that same span.

And that doesn’t even include the 10 games in which he’s done it this season also, but that would be unfair to Curry because of how much time he missed due to injury. Either way, it’s not even a debate regarding who the better rebounder is between the two.

Advantage: James Harden

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