Rockets news: James Harden has bulked up even more this offseason
Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden isn’t content with just the addition of Chris Paul this offseason, but is rather looking to get his game to the next level.
The runner-up to the Most Valuable Player award showed off his even more-chiseled physique during a workout session in Guangzhou, China.
The bearded one hasn’t stopped working this offseason, teaming up in local runs and participating in the Drew League last month alongside teammate Chris Paul.
Formerly a 6-foot-3 slasher coming into the league, Harden logged a sturdy 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds at the start of the 2016-17 season, making this an even bulkier, sturdier version of an already bull-like scoring machine.
With a difficult trade for Carmelo Anthony still stuck on the early stages, Clutch City will need the most from Harden in order to topple the Golden State Warriors, starting with a measuring-bar game during the season-opener.
Harden led the NBA in free throws made and attempted last season, making a career-high 746 while making 881 trips to the line (both career highs) — shooting it at an effective 84.7 percent rate.
Despite playing in the postseason each year of his career, Harden has missed only two games during the past three seasons — a model of consistency for the franchise.