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James Harden leaves the playoffs by the back door

Gossips will say it was Ben Simmons disguised as James Harden. While he was expected to be aggressive and lead the Sixers offense, James Harden left the playoffs by the back door. Only nine shots in this Game 6, including two in the second half, for 11 points. Stupidly stray bullets. And then this disturbing “body language”. At no time did we feel that the former MVP was giving his all to avoid elimination, and Joel Embiid did not hesitate to point out his poor performance.

Asked about his evening performance, James Harden curiously questioned his teammates for his discretion in the second half. ” The Heat did nothing. Nothing. We set up our attack. I found the ball was circulating, but it just didn’t come back to me. »

This would explain why he only took two shots in the second half… Physically, he thinks his hamstring problems are behind him.

“Frankly, these two years have been long for me. I’m finally starting to feel good again. It will be a great summer for me to get my body back in shape and ready to go again for next year. The past two years have been a whirlwind. »

“We tried to build something in such a short time”

Passed from the Nets to the Sixers in February after requesting his transfer, the former MVP assures that he is happy in Philadelphia.

“Personally, it was a long season… But since I’ve been here, it’s been great” he assures. “We tried to build something in such a short time. We tried to build a title contender so quickly. I still think we can do it, and we’re just missing a few pieces. But apart from that, we tried to achieve it in a short time. We were just a little short. We have to keep working and moving forward”.

He says “we” because he plans to stay. Like Russell Westbrook on the Los Angeles side, James Harden has a clause to extend for a year at $47 million. ” I will be there ” he replied, and he hinted that he was ready to be a free agent to negotiate a new contract, and earn less. “I will do everything possible to help us progress, improve and compete at the highest level. »

Now it’s time for the off-season to recharge the batteries and prove that it’s not on the decline.

” I’m excited ! » he throws. “I’ve been trying to get well for two years in a row. All last summer, I was in recovery and it was a bit frustrating, because I’m not used to going through that. But that’s how it is… I’m just happy to be healthy now. I have a full summer to get well and do the things necessary to come back even better next year. »

James Harden Percentage Bounces
Season Team GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2009-10 OKAY 76 23 40.3 37.5 80.8 0.6 2.6 3.2 1.8 2.6 1.1 1.4 0.3 9.9
2010-11 OKAY 82 27 43.6 34.9 84.3 0.5 2.6 3.1 2.2 2.5 1.1 1.3 0.3 12.2
2011-12 OKAY 62 31 49.1 39.0 84.6 0.5 3.6 4.1 3.7 2.4 1.0 2.2 0.2 16.8
2012-13 HOO 78 38 43.8 36.8 85.1 0.8 4.1 4.9 5.8 2.3 1.8 3.8 0.5 25.9
2013-14 HOO 73 38 45.6 36.6 86.6 0.8 3.9 4.7 6.1 2.4 1.6 3.6 0.4 25.4
2014-15 HOO 81 37 44.0 37.5 86.8 0.9 4.7 5.7 7.0 2.6 1.9 4.0 0.7 27.4
2015-16 HOO 82 38 43.9 35.9 86.0 0.8 5.3 6.1 7.5 2.8 1.7 4.6 0.6 29.0
2016-17 HOO 81 36 44.0 34.7 84.7 1.2 7.0 8.1 11.2 2.7 1.5 5.7 0.5 29.1
2017-18 HOO 72 35 44.9 36.7 85.8 0.6 4.8 5.4 8.8 2.4 1.8 4.4 0.7 30.4
2018-19 HOO 78 37 44.2 36.8 87.9 0.9 5.8 6.6 7.5 3.1 2.0 5.0 0.7 36.1
2019-20 HOO 68 37 44.4 35.5 86.5 1.0 5.5 6.6 7.5 3.3 1.8 4.5 0.9 34.3
2020-21 * All Teams 44 37 46.6 36.2 86.1 0.8 7.1 7.9 10.8 2.3 1.2 4.0 0.8 24.6
2020-21 * BRK 36 37 47.1 36.6 85.6 0.8 7.7 8.5 10.9 2.4 1.3 4.0 0.8 24.6
2020-21 * HOO 8 36 44.4 34.7 88.3 0.6 4.5 5.1 10.4 1.8 0.9 4.3 0.8 24.8
2021-22 * All Teams 65 37 41.0 33.0 87.7 0.9 6.9 7.7 10.3 2.4 1.3 4.4 0.6 22.0
2021-22 * BRK 44 37 41.4 33.2 86.9 1.0 7.0 8.0 10.2 2.4 1.3 4.8 0.7 22.5
2021-22 * PHL 21 38 40.2 32.6 89.2 0.6 6.5 7.1 10.5 2.3 1.2 3.4 0.2 21.1
Total 942 35 44.2 36.1 86.0 0.8 4.8 5.6 6.8 2.6 1.5 3.8 0.5 24.9

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