James Harden Will Play Point Guard This Year

It made sense for the Rockets to hire Mike D’Antoni. His offense is faster than the speed of light and will unlock even more of James Harden’s ability with the ball. D’Antoni is already changing things up. During the Rockets’ Media Day, the Seven-Seconds-or-Less innovator said that Harden will play point guard this season. ESPN has more:

“He’s more or less responsible giving rhythm to the team, that’s what a point guard does,” D’Antoni said. “He’s going to be on the ball and he’s going to be distributing the ball and it will take some adjusting. He’s got a lot more responsibilities as a point guard. A playcaller, a good basketball mind, he’s already telling guys we can do this we can do that.”

Months ago, Harden said that he was excited by the opportunity to play for D’Antoni. When the media asked Harden about his new role as point guard, he joked, “No, I’m a basketball player.”

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