Despite detractors continuing to question James Harden's commitment with the Houston Rockets, head coach Stephen Silas is actually pretty happy with what he's seeing from his superstar.

When asked what he thinks about critics claiming The Beard is not playing hard enough in H-Town's 3-4 start to the 2020-21 season, Silas simply shut down all the talks.

“He's done everything I've needed him to do. He's played on the ball, off the ball. He's played defense…That's not what I see from him or the group,” the Rockets coach said, per Alykhan Bijan of The Athletic.

The James Harden slander quickly came after he uncharacteristically put up just 15 points in the Rockets' 132-90 beatdown of the Orlando Magic on Friday. The usually trigger-happy superstar also put up just 13 shots from the field and went 3-for-9 from downtown. He did, however, put up an overall performance of 13 assists, five rebounds, and one block in 31 minutes.

Prior to Friday's match at Toyota Center, the one-time league MVP has been averaging 29.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 11.0 assists and 1.2 steal in five games.

While those numbers are still up to par from seasons past, pundits can't help but question if his desire to lead the Rockets to a championship is still there. Harden did enter the 2020-21 campaign visibly overweight after showing up late in training camp. He has also expressed his desire to play elsewhere, adding team after team to his preferred list of destinations.

Plus, questions about his lack of effort on defense are once again coming back to haunt him this campaign. Harden has remained mum about his intentions in Clutch City as of late. As far as Stephen Silas is concerned though, he is doing pretty well despite all the distractions.