I don't think he's good enough to carry an offense every night anymore. I think Young is... unless it's the playoffs But Harden has always come up short in the playoffs himself.
If Harden was the be-all and end-all of his offence, instead of the #2 option, it would be much the same in my opinion.
How do you figure that? Young scored 6 more points per game on way better percentages.
It seems like almost everyone has Harden as a top 20 player. Am I the only one who thinks he’s cooked?A cooked James Harden is still a Trae Young-esque offensive talent, who plays much better defence and gets heaps of rebounds.
Last year in Brooklyn, from Christmas until he basically asked out of Brooklyn, so 16 games, Harden looked like the Harden of old. Durant missed a lot of time in that stretch and Irving wasn't back yet. He was 26.4 p, 10.9 a, 8.3 r with a 58.5 TS%. That wasn't quite vintage Harden, but it wasn't far off either. He then pulled his hammy, was traded, and wasn't the same in Philly.