Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
Your statement: "His [Harden's] play hasn't impacted wins and losses in Houston" is what I'm mostly responding to.
And regarding turnovers, it is bad, but Kobe was at 3.7 last year (3rd most last year). So Kobe must be overrated by your logic. I don't think its coincidence that SGs handling the ball that much are turning it over.
Or on this year Derrick Rose is at 5.3 TPG but your blasting Harden for it, that he is on pace for a historical record on it lol. Kevin Durant is at 4.5 TPG, OMG, he is the worst too! We're friggin not even at the 10 game mark and you're talking about setting historical records.
oh and lol @ amp trying to chime in by piggybacking on LA.
He hasn't impacted wins and losses to a degree that's commensurate with the hype that he's gotten. Houston was about 3 games better than they were the previous year, after adding Harden, Lin, & Asik. OKC's record improved when they replaced Harden with Kevin Martin, and didn't make any other significant moves.
Sure, his turnovers this year are in a small sample size, but he was a high TO player last year, and on top of that he's an awful defender, which hurts his team tremendously. The same can't be said of Kobe, Durant, etc.