As discussed on the show today, James Harden’s defense against the Los Angeles Clippers’ various shooting guards was pretty poor. And by “pretty poor,” I mean that you could have scored on him if you made the right cut when he wasn’t looking.
So shoutout to the internet for making this compilation of James Harden’s defensive fails, so that we can all see what exactly went wrong for the Rockets last night. Because that guy that’s open underneath the basket, that’s James Harden’s man. And that guy that’s by himself in the corner? That’s also James Harden’s man. Oh, and that guy going to the rim with minimal resistance, I could have sworn James Harden was guarding him a second ago.
The good thing about this, however, is that it shows just how easy of a fix this is for the Rockets. Basically all they need to do is tell James Harden to remember that he’s guarding a guy at least sometimes — preferably all the time, but let’s start slow — and to maybe not let him just walk to the basket. Clean those minor things up, and it’s smooth sailing from here on out.