Rockets forward PJ Tucker seems to defend James Harden with 4 IG stories
Houston Rockets small forward PJ Tucker appeared to defend superstar shooting guard James Harden with a set of IG stories.
Tucker spoke about how one gets double-teamed before he passes halfcourt all the time.
P.J. Tucker: “All respect due to everybody… But when you get doubled before you pass half…”
Wonder what he’s referring to 👀 pic.twitter.com/4U48YPCjJB
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) September 20, 2020
It’s unclear what prompted PJ Tucker to post these comments about, possibly, James Harden, who led the NBA in scoring this season for the third-straight campaign.
However, the Beard wasn’t able to lead the Rockets past the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the playoffs. Houston, after winning Game 1 against LeBron James and co., lost four games in a row.
Harden finished the 2020 playoffs with averages of 29.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 7.7 assists in 12 games against the Oklahoma City Thunder and Lakers. He only hit two field goals in the Game 4 loss to the Lakers, though, and was the subject of a lot of criticism.
No one can deny Harden’s scoring prowess. However, it’s time for the 2018 MVP to lead the Rockets to a championship. Houston hasn’t played in the NBA Finals since acquiring Harden from the Thunder before the start of the 2012-13 season.
Harden has always put up good numbers in the postseason, but he has to find a way to get over the hump if he wants to be considered an all-time great.
Mike D’Antoni won’t be coming back next season, as he told the Rockets he’s moving on. It’s going to be very interesting to see who Houston hires as Harden’s next coach.
Moreover, it will also be fascinating to see if Harden and Russell Westbrook are back as teammates, as there have been rumblings that the Rockets could look to move Russ this offseason.