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James Harden
STRENGTHS:
- Ability to get to free throw line
- All-around offensive polish
- Craftiness
- Decision making
- Efficiency
- Excellent skill-level
- Executes offensively
- Mix between scoring/passing
- Scoring instincts
- Shot-selection
- Transition play
- Versatility
- Ability to create own shot
- Aggressive slashing mentality
- Change of gears/Hesitation moves
- Ability to get in passing lanes
- Commitment to playing defense
- Off-ball defense
- Assertiveness
- Coachable
- Fundamentals
- Likelihood of reaching potential
- Strong Intangibles
- Unselfishness
- Winning mentality
- Work ethic
- Basketball instincts
- High-level productivity
- Left-handed
- Young for class
- Ability to create for others
- Court vision
- Passing skills
- Ability to finish around basket
- Balance
- Body control
- Coordination
- Solid frame
- Defensive rebounding
- 3-point shooting
- Ability to catch and shoot
WEAKNESSES:
- Mid-range game
- Turnover prone
- Ball-handling skills w/either hand
- Limited upside?
- Unorthodox style
- Average athleticism
- Average size
- Ability to shoot off the dribble
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DraftExpress2: RT @rafjuc Mateusz Ponitka (@1Ponitka0) is spending an off-season in the US. His picture with James Harden (@JHarden13) http://t.co/0YK8RXu2026
2013-06-22 09:02:26
DraftExpress2: Mateusz Ponitka (@1Ponitka0) is spending an off-season in the US. His picture with James Harden (@JHarden13) http://t.co/0YK8RXCsm8
2013-06-21 14:53:35
DraftExpress2: Two undrafted players a mid-season signing out of Russia a second round pick and James Harden on the floor for the Rockets.
2013-04-24 19:52:02
DraftExpress: James Harden and Manu Ginobili disagree. RT @MedcalfByESPN I don't get the Russ Smith off the bench maneuver if it's only about basketball.
2013-01-26 14:27:14
DraftExpress: He's a very unique player. RT @Ali_Dar91 Remember when people were worried about James Harden's athleticism and perimeter shooting?
2012-11-03 12:55:33
Top 25s - Full List
RankCategoryTotal
19Stl/401.8
17Stl/40p1.8
23PER29.2
24EFF23.4
17Pts/g20.1
14Pts/40p25.2
14Pts704
11TO/g3.4
25TO/403.8
13TO/40p4.2
Team: Rockets College Team: Rockets
PhysicalsPositionsRankings SalaryMisc
H: 6' 5"
W: 222 lbs
Bday: 08/26/1989
(25 Years Old)
Current: SG
NBA:   SG
Possible: SG
RSCI: 18
Agent: Rob Pelinka
Current Salary:$13,668,750
High School: Artesia
Hometown: Lakewood, CA
Drafted:  Pick 3 in 2009 by Thunder
Best Case: Manu Ginobili
Worst Case: Jason Terry

Predraft Measurements
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
2009NBA Draft Combine6' 4"6' 5.25"2226' 10.75"8' 7.5"10.131.537.0

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Statistical Top 25s

Basic Statistics
YearLeagueTeamGPMinPtsFGFGAFG%2Pt2PtA2P%3Pt3PtA3P%FTMFTAFT%OffDefTOTAstsStlsBlksTOsPFs
2007/08NCAAArizona State3434.117.85.810.952.74.57.857.61.33.240.75.06.675.41.34.05.33.22.10.62.62.1
2008/09NCAAArizona State3535.820.16.312.948.94.78.356.41.74.735.65.87.775.61.44.25.64.21.70.33.42.8
2009/10NBAThunder7622.99.93.17.640.31.84.342.41.23.337.52.63.280.80.62.63.21.81.00.31.42.6
2010/11NBAThunder8226.712.23.68.343.62.34.451.41.44.034.93.54.284.30.52.63.12.11.10.31.32.5
2011/12NBAThunder6231.416.85.010.149.13.15.457.91.84.739.05.06.084.60.53.64.13.71.00.22.22.4
2012/13NBARockets7838.325.97.517.143.85.210.947.72.36.236.88.610.285.10.84.14.95.81.80.53.82.3
2013/14NBARockets7338.025.47.516.545.65.19.951.62.46.636.67.99.186.60.83.94.76.11.60.43.62.4
2014/15NBARockets2437.826.97.918.742.25.611.847.52.36.832.98.910.088.80.95.46.36.82.01.14.22.8

Basic Statistics Per 40
YearLeagueTeamGPMinPtsFGFGAFG%2Pt2PtA2P%3Pt3PtA3P%FTMFTAFT%OffDefTOTAstsStlsBlksTOsPFs
2007/08NCAAArizona State3434.120.96.812.852.75.39.157.61.53.740.75.87.775.41.54.76.23.82.50.73.12.5
2008/09NCAAArizona State3535.822.57.014.448.95.29.256.41.95.235.66.58.675.61.54.76.24.71.90.43.83.2
2009/10NBAThunder7622.917.35.413.340.33.27.642.42.15.737.54.55.580.81.14.55.63.21.70.52.44.6
2010/11NBAThunder8226.718.25.412.543.63.46.651.42.15.934.95.36.384.30.83.94.73.21.70.41.93.8
2011/12NBAThunder6231.421.56.412.949.14.06.957.92.36.039.06.47.684.60.64.65.24.71.30.32.83.1
2012/13NBARockets7838.327.17.817.943.85.411.447.72.46.536.89.010.685.10.84.25.16.11.90.54.02.4
2013/14NBARockets7338.026.77.917.345.65.410.451.62.57.036.68.39.686.60.94.15.06.41.60.43.82.5
2014/15NBARockets2437.828.58.319.742.25.912.547.52.47.232.99.410.688.81.05.76.77.22.11.14.42.9

Basic Statistics Per 40 Pace Adjusted
YearLeagueTeamGPMinPtsFGFGAFG%2Pt2PtA2P%3Pt3PtA3P%FTMFTAFT%OffDefTOTAstsStlsBlksTOsPFs
2007/08NCAAArizona State3434.122.87.414.052.75.710.057.61.74.140.76.48.575.41.75.16.84.22.80.73.42.7
2008/09NCAAArizona State3535.824.77.815.948.95.710.256.42.05.735.67.29.575.61.75.26.95.22.10.44.13.5
2009/10NBAThunder7622.917.25.313.240.33.27.542.42.15.637.54.45.580.81.14.55.63.11.70.52.44.6
2010/11NBAThunder8226.717.85.312.243.63.36.451.42.05.834.95.26.184.30.83.84.63.11.60.41.93.7
2011/12NBAThunder6231.420.96.212.649.13.96.757.92.35.839.06.27.484.60.64.45.04.61.20.32.73.0
2012/13NBARockets7838.325.87.517.043.85.210.947.72.36.236.88.610.185.10.84.04.85.81.80.53.82.3
2013/14NBARockets7338.025.97.716.845.65.210.151.62.56.836.68.19.386.60.94.04.86.21.60.43.72.5
2014/15NBARockets2437.827.88.119.342.25.812.247.52.37.132.99.210.488.80.95.66.57.12.11.14.32.8

Efficiency Statistics
Player InfoShooting RatiosPassing RatiosDefensive Ratios
YearLeagueTeamGPMinPTs/gFGA/gPts/PlayTS%eFG%FTA/FGA3PA/FGAAst/gAst/FGAA/TOPPRBK/gSTL/gPF/g
2007/08NCAAArizona State3434.117.810.91.070.630.590.600.293.20.301.24-1.420.62.12.1
2008/09NCAAArizona State3535.820.112.91.010.610.550.600.364.20.331.25-1.620.31.72.8
2009/10NBAThunder7622.99.97.60.950.550.480.420.431.80.241.29-0.900.31.02.6
2010/11NBAThunder8226.712.28.31.050.590.520.500.472.10.261.660.460.31.12.5
2011/12NBAThunder6231.416.810.11.110.650.580.590.463.70.361.670.730.21.02.4
2012/13NBARockets7838.325.917.11.010.590.500.590.365.80.341.540.180.51.82.3
2013/14NBARockets7338.025.416.51.040.610.530.550.406.10.371.681.030.41.62.4
2014/15NBARockets2437.826.918.70.980.580.480.540.376.80.371.620.801.12.02.8

Usage Statistics
Player InfoComplete MetricsPossession InfoPossession Ratios
YearLeagueTeamGPMinPEREFFEFF/40WS/40Pos/gTm Pos/g% Tm PosPts/PosFGA/PosFTA/PosAst/PosTO/Pos
2007/08NCAAArizona State3434.129.519.623.010.815.262.924.21.170.720.430.210.17
2008/09NCAAArizona State3535.828.620.122.49.018.161.929.21.110.710.430.230.19
2009/10NBAThunder7622.913.99.616.95.79.696.010.01.040.800.330.190.15
2010/11NBAThunder8226.716.412.218.26.910.896.611.21.130.770.390.200.12
2011/12NBAThunder6231.421.217.522.49.314.596.215.11.160.700.410.250.15
2012/13NBARockets7838.322.924.025.19.024.099.224.21.080.710.420.240.16
2013/14NBARockets7338.023.524.325.69.522.799.122.91.120.730.400.270.16
2014/15NBARockets2437.826.027.028.510.525.998.326.41.040.720.390.260.16

Player Percentage of Team's Offensive Stats
Player InfoTotal PointsField Goals3 Point ShootingFree Throw Shooting
YearLeagueTeamGPMinPtsTm% TmFgTm% TmFgaTm% Tm3PtTm% Tm3PtaTm% TmFtTm% TmFtaTm% Tm
2007/08NCAAArizona State3434.117.866.826.65.822.611.810.948.722.51.37.218.03.220.215.75.014.434.46.619.533.7
2008/09NCAAArizona State3535.820.169.429.06.323.612.912.949.126.31.78.220.14.722.221.05.814.041.67.719.040.6
2009/10NBAThunder7622.99.9101.59.83.137.43.87.680.89.41.25.124.03.315.021.82.621.711.83.227.011.7
2010/11NBAThunder8226.712.2104.811.63.637.44.58.380.610.31.45.923.24.017.123.13.524.114.64.229.314.3
2011/12NBAThunder6231.416.8103.116.35.037.36.310.179.212.81.87.225.74.720.023.65.021.323.66.026.422.5
2012/13NBARockets7838.325.9106.024.57.538.19.117.182.720.72.310.621.76.228.921.68.619.245.010.225.539.9
2013/14NBARockets7338.025.4107.723.57.538.09.316.580.520.52.49.525.56.626.624.97.922.135.79.131.129.3
2014/15NBARockets2437.826.9100.326.87.934.89.718.781.522.92.311.819.16.834.120.08.919.046.910.026.837.5

Player Percentage of Team's Defensive Stats
Player InfoOffensive ReboundingDefensive ReboundingTotal ReboundingBlocked ShotsSteals
YearLeagueTeamGPMinOffTm% TmDefTm% TmTotTm% TmBlkTm% TmSTLTm% Tm
2007/08NCAAArizona State3434.11.37.317.84.020.919.05.328.218.70.63.217.40.66.930.9
2008/09NCAAArizona State3535.81.47.518.34.221.319.75.628.819.30.32.115.30.35.729.4
2009/10NBAThunder7622.90.611.75.32.631.88.23.243.57.40.35.94.50.37.513.3
2010/11NBAThunder8226.70.511.04.72.631.88.23.142.87.30.35.94.90.37.914.1
2011/12NBAThunder6231.40.511.04.43.632.711.04.143.79.30.28.23.00.27.513.3
2012/13NBARockets7838.30.811.17.34.132.312.64.943.411.20.54.411.10.58.322.0
2013/14NBARockets7338.00.811.27.43.934.111.44.745.310.40.45.67.10.47.620.6
2014/15NBARockets2437.80.912.47.45.432.316.66.344.814.11.15.121.11.19.022.2

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