James Harden proved his superstar-level skills when he joined the Houston Rockets and finally got to be the #1 option on a team. He didn’t disappoint, averaging in the mid-20s for points and carrying the load for his club every night all season.
Harden is athletic -- surely you’ve seen him drive and dunk -- but he is not a player who plays off his athleticism, such as a Derrick Rose or Dwyane Wade. Harden doesn’t depend on power or speed or quickness most of the time when attacking to score. He uses craftiness, footwork, deception and smooth ball control to get his points.
That’s where this Hoop Handbook comes in. We will cover some of James’ attacking methods:
• Eurostep Scoring (of course)
• Change Of Pace/Ball Screen Driving Moves
• Taking Long Strides To The Basket to Reduce Dribbles
• Creating Jumpshots Off The Dribble
• Catch-And-Shoot Drills