Chris Broussard says Rockets’ James Harden’s numbers are inflated
Broussard was on FS1’s First Things First and had the below to say about the impact Mike D’Antoni has had on Harden and why we shouldn’t put too much stock in Harden’s numbers circa D’Antoni.
“I love Harden and I voted for him for MVP in 2015, when Stephen Curry won his first one. So I’m a Harden guy, but Daryl Morey and people are taking this way too far.
Don’t think Harden’s numbers aren’t somewhat boosted by Mike D’Antoni. This is what Mike D’Antoni does. He did it for Steve Nash, heck he did it for Jeremy Lin, Chris Duhon, and Raymond Felton as well.
The numbers go up under D’Antoni but you’re not going to win a championship. Harden only has historic numbers under D’Antoni.”
It’s tough to figure out where to even start following this quote, so let’s just start by saying that Broussard is entitled to his own opinion. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s delve right into why Broussard is inherently wrong here.
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