While he’s not getting the attention that the super team Warriors are, James Harden is having one of the best starts to the season in the league right now. Some doubted how he’d perform in the point guard position, but with 28.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 12.5 assists in 36.7 minutes per game those doubts are gone.
He’s playing so well that his back court teammate Patrick Beverly is ready to declare him the best playmaker in the league.
“We’ve been playing against each other since high school. [Harden] can ball, man; he doesn’t get enough credit. I feel like he’s the best playmaker in the NBA right now. His IQ is high; every year he gets better. I feel like he doesn’t get enough credit, but it’s cool. We’re going to turn it around this year by getting wins instead.”
Harden’s always put up a ton of points, but he’s never been consistent with his assists. With his assist numbers in the double digits this year, and no drop off in his point averages, Harden is quickly becoming one of the best offensive powerhouse players in the league.