I'm going to have to go "no" on this one.
Not in todays NBA
He just needs a decent big man. Harden is extremely good in the pick and roll. Although I think he'a more in the Billups mold, super efficient player who could excel in any system rather than in the Lebron/Kobe mold of number one options.
Looks like about 75% of people have no idea how amazing his season was last season. He arrived.
I wouldn't go further than saying Harden would be a good #2 option. I believe he has the potential to POSSIBLY become a #1 talent but he obviously needs more polishing..
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The 2004 Pistons proved that you can pretty much build around NOTHING as long as you got the right pieces... I mean... they built that team around Ben Wallace... so yeah... you could build around Harden, but it would be difficult. It's always dificult to build around a SG.
I came here to chew bubble gum and kick @$$. And I'm all out of bubble gum.Everything is a self-portrait.
put him on the bulls and the bulls win a ship.
And I would personally put Ellis over Harden for the fact that Ellis doesn't have and never had Westbrook and Durant around him.
Harden is not a top three SG
Of course not. Harden's peak is a #2 for a contender (#3 for winner) or if he's a #1 he'll just be an overrated SG
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I dont even see a team being a championship contender with him as the 2nd option. There's no way in hell he could be a first option.
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