Tomas Satoransky insists James Harden intentionally targets European players to attack one-on-one
Harden has established himself as one of the greatest scorers in NBA history. He has a lethal step-back jumper which he often uses to embarrass players when he’s dancing on them in one-on-one situations.
Sato on James Harden: "[In a game] whenever he sees a player from Europe, he lets his teammates know that he wants to play against that European one-on-one as often as possible."
— Lukas Kuba (@Luke_Mellow) August 15, 2019
European players don’t really have the foot speed to defend at a high-level in the NBA. They are usually better offensive players than defensive guys.
James Harden led the NBA in scoring last season for the second consecutive year. The Beard put up 36.1 points per game and scored at least 30 points 32 games in a row at one point in the season for the Rockets.
Harden also scored at least 50 points nine times. He shot 44.2 percent from the field, 36.8 percent from beyond the arc, 87.9 percent from the foul line and guided the Rockets to 53 wins in the rugged Western Conference.
With Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his Achilles tear, Harden is arguably the deadliest scorer in the NBA at the moment. It doesn’t really matter who you put on him; Harden is going to find a way to cross you over and get to his spot.