James Harden Needs To Play Some Defense

NBA, James Harden, Rockets, Houston, Playoffs

Most consistent NBA fans and viewers already knew that James Harden has major issues on the defensive end, but he was truly exposed in the Rockets first round match up with the Blazers. And of course, in Harden non-defensive fashion, the Rockets season ended on a legendary Damian Lillard dagger buzzer beater on which Harden could have (and should have) switched to give his teammate a helping hand.

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Maybe he should get in the gym with a Hall of Famer like Dwight Howard did with Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwan. Or attend some defensive clinics this summer. Whatever he does, he needs to step up the defense or we’re gonna start calling him James Haren soon.