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Rockets’ Matt Bullard details benefit of slim James Harden

Matt Bullard of the Houston Rockets (R) (Photo by PAUL BUCK / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL BUCK/AFP via Getty Images)
Matt Bullard of the Houston Rockets (R) (Photo by PAUL BUCK / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL BUCK/AFP via Getty Images)
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Rockets: Bullard says don’t worry about Harden’s strength

There have also been those that believe that Harden’s loss of weight could also result in him losing much of his physical strength, which is a fair concern considering that we’ve heard that Harden has potentially lost 20 pounds. But Bullard doesn’t believe we should be worried about the Houston Rockets’ superstar’s strength being gone.

“He probably hasn’t lost any strength, he’s probably just as strong as before. He’s just slimmed down and lost some of that extra weight he was carrying. And good for him, for using this time to really do something positive for himself and his career. The fact that Harden has re-made his body, give him kudos for that.”

Bullard’s words should be encouraging for Rockets’ fans, because a more explosive Harden would be even more of an unstoppable force, and especially if he’s maintained his body strength, which he’s been adept at using to draw contact and finish through contract.

Rockets GM Daryl Morey also shared his two cents on The Beard’s weight change, stating that he doesn’t care either way. Considering that Harden has led the Rockets to the postseason in each of his eight seasons with the Rockets, Morey has a strong point.

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But all in all, we can all agree that Harden deserves praise for deciding to utilize the time away to get himself in peak condition for the playoffs. If only the season could get back started sooner.

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