When Patrick Beverley went down to injury, new Houston Rockets‘ head coach Mike D’Antoni decided to let his best offensive player (James Harden) run the point guard spot. The early results have been amazing! Harden has played in 5 games (all starts) for the Rockets so far this year and he is averaging 36.8 minutes, 31.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 12.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game! He is shooting 50% from the floor, 39.1% from the three point line and 81.8% from the free throw line so far this year. Harden has now played in 319 games (all starts) in his first five years with the Rockets and he is averaging 37.8 minutes, 27.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game. The Rockets are averaging 110.2 points per game so far this year which is #6 in the NBA. Having the ball in your best offensive players’ hands is a very smart move by head coach Mike D’Antoni.
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