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Why Rockets’ James Harden is more valuable than Steph Curry

James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets is guarded by Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets is guarded by Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets drives against Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Why Harden has more value than Curry

This is where Harden’s value exceeds Curry’s. We have seen Curry with similar situations last season and get blown out in an almost effortless attempt. With Harden over the years since joining the Houston Rockets, we have witnessed him lift up a poorly constructed team and march them into the playoffs.

In the single game against the Blazers Saturday night Harden posted more points and assists than Curry’s two games so far this season.

It goes beyond stats as well, when you watch a Warriors game compared to the Rockets game you see Steph Curry almost nonchalant going through the motions versus, Harden’s body language where he is visibly talking to the younger guys, telling them where they need to be on the court directing traffic.

As this trend continues and the season goes this way for the Warriors, the Curry narrative should change to how much All-Star help he actually needs and needed during the Warriors’ dynasty to be successful.

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While the “bad teammate” label on Harden should fade away as he elevates this younger Houston Rockets team.

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