There is a video of him on ESPN where he said he is tired of handling the ball too much. He doesnt want to keep dribbling.kenchau wrote: ↑Oct 19th, 2017 9:50 amThe only CP3 we've ever seen is a player that can do it all, but needs the ball in his hands to operate and make everyone else on the floor better. D'Antoni last season, has essentially built Harden's game to be that same type of player.
While we know Harden can function as a SG like he has done all career before D'Antoni, they're not looking to move him back to that type of role...nor does he want to move back to that type of role. He wants the ball in his hand. So it's all going to depend on how well CP3 can operate as a bit more of an off-the-ball scorer at SG, which is not what his game has traditionally been. Not saying spot-up shooting like Klay Thompson...but just that he's not going to get 50% of the clock to operate and do his thing here, like he's used to.
I don't disagree, come playoffs, you need as much talent as you can get. But it still remains to be seen, how well this CP3/Harden pairing can work given the above.
He wants to get on the wing and shoot. Houston gives him this oppurtunity because Harden will hold the ball.
Dont sleep on this team. Harden keeps getting better and better every year too.
They will work it out. They just need to get some more games in.