Vator wrote:ThunderBolt wrote:It’s almost like Russ and Harden would both be better off surrounded by Robert Covington/PJ tucker level players than another star. Russ has been very good but Harden sucks right now. The games I’ve watched recently Harden looks like he isn’t having fun and can’t hit any shots. It’s like he can’t handle not being the entire offense for a team.
Putting it kindly, he definitely had a rough January as he adjusted to Russ taking over more ball handling duties, but including yesterday’s stinker, he averaged 32 points per game on 46% and 37% from 3 along with 6 rebounds and 8 assists in February so he’s been fine overall. He’s just prone to a poor shooting game here and there because of the volume of 3 pointers he takes. Comparatively, Russ averaged 33 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in February. They’ve actually been playing well together lately.
His February was quite a bit better now that I look at the numbers. January was brutal though. It says a lot that Houston won despite him playing so poorly in a tough playoff-like road environment.